Science Copies – Biomimicry Inspires the Arts
Science Copies Nature’s Secrets – Biomimicry is the practice of adapting nature’s creative rules and doing that same thing in your own image. This has been around for a very long time, going back to the origins of man. It’s a way of thinking, a way of doing, and a way of living. It’s part of who we are and should be embraced, because we are a living part of this amazing universe.
Think about the history of the world. Over time all across the world, cultures and people have borrowed, combined, mixed and experimented to produce amazing works of art, literature, science, medicine, architecture and more. We owe much of our good health and quality life to the imaginative genius of the people before us. Biomimicry is at the heart of all of these inventions. It is the way things are made in the image of nature. If you take a look at any of the great architecture of the world, you’ll see enormous biopsied specimens of Nature’s secrets – the same shapes, the same colors, the same form, the same size, the same proportions, the same design.
Now consider that same image, but this time try to mimic it in your own image. How do you think that would work? Well, it’s exactly what we do with nature’s secrets. Biomimicry is the merging of our personal ideas, the discoveries we make along the way, and the tools and skills we use to make them happen. If we take some of the major biomimicry tools we use on a daily basis, and merge them into something that is both innovative and novel, then it becomes something that we can feel good about.
Some of the greatest art forms of the world came from the unexpected
A painter by the name of Vincent van Gogh, for example, created some of the most beautiful and thought provoking paintings ever created. But how was it possible for him to create such wonderful art? Partially, he had access to an incredible library that was literally stuffed with books on art, and part of his inspiration for some of his paintings came from an unplanned chance meeting with a man who shared the same passion for art as he did.
The incredible success of Vincent van Gogh can be attributed to his ability to imagine and appreciate the beauty of nature. By studying nature’s secrets, he was able to appreciate its rhythms and the way that the brush stroke moved across the canvas. Biomimicry isn’t science, but when a person studies nature’s secrets, they can often find a way to translate those into art form – and this is where science comes in.
For example, did you know that paintings you see on the wall are not simply made out of the colors of the paints, but are instead made from a complex chemical reaction? Every color has a respective reaction in the canvas – but each of these reactions are different. That is how art works. In fact, some of the greatest painters studied the works of others to try and figure out what those artists were seeing with their own eyes. Many of the best biographies about art and biomesimics deal with these discoveries. In fact, famous scientists have dedicated entire publishing projects to figuring out exactly what plants and animals do to produce the colors in the paintings we so often enjoy.
While scientists continue to study nature’s secrets, artists will continue to produce copies of paintings in order to pass on their unique vision to us. After all, no two paintings are alike, as each one is a unique creation. And when a talented artist crafts a masterpiece out of the natural world’s secrets, it only makes sense that he or she would want to share it with the rest of us. That is why many new artists who dabble in biomesimics are discovering that they can help to better educate people about various natural processes and their impact on the natural world – things that otherwise might be too difficult to understand.
In the long run
The public good that can result from these types of creations may outweigh any benefit that one artist might receive from selling his or her own natural work. As more art students are introduced to biomesimics, the more we learn about the importance of conservatories and nature’s treasures. But it’s the artists who will be able to benefit most from these studies. By learning what plants and animals do to create the colors in paintings, they are able to give their audience a fascinating glimpse into a process that is truly remarkable. It can be a wonderful gift for your loved ones and friends to get them started on conservatories and nature’s treasures – but only if they understand just how important biomesimics really are. And who knows – after they see your beautiful paintings, you may inspire some more students to pursue this as a career path in the future.