Nature is visible right before us, yet also elusive in every aspect. How can one enter into understanding? I try to touch it with a paintbrush, a pencil, a piece of charcoal, a pen—how can I? Can I trap perception? It is a heart full of symbols.

“The highest art is where has been most perfectly breathed the sentiment of humanity. Rivers, streams, the rippling brook, the hillside, the sky, clouds—all things that we see—can convey that sentiment if we are in the love of God and the desire of truth.”

– George Inness