Nature Art is called many things, including Ephemeral Art, Land Art, or Temporary Art. No matter what you call it, the purpose behind it is the same: to add a little creative beauty to the world around us.
These pieces of art can be big or small and normally only last for a brief amount of time as the elements return to nature.
Some artists, such as Andy Goldsworthy and Richard Shilling, have even made careers out of this kind of art.
You don’t have to be a professional artist to see the beauty in the world around you or to transform it into a new work of art.
Have you ever thought that a leaf looked like a hat? Or maybe that pine needles looked like hair? A rock could be a heart, or a stick could be a road. The possibilities are as wide as your imagination. Have fun and get creative! Just make sure to ask a grown-up before picking a plant or flower from a flowerbed.
If you would like to read more about creating art from nature, check out this blog post from the Chicago Botanic Garden.