A Thoreau Birthday Celebration in ART!

FORREST MOSES “Bandelier # 7,” 2010, Pigment ink print, 30″x24″ (image 12″x12″) – Ed. 30, $1,500

ARTprojectA is celebrating the birth of Henry David Thoreau!  On July 12, 1817 Thoreau was born in Concord, Massachusetts.   He would eventually become the guiding spirit of the conservation movement.

Andrew Glass recently wrote that from 1845 to 1847, Thoreau lived in a cabin on the edge of Walden Pond, a glacial lake near Concord. Guided by the maxim “Simplify, simplify,” he limited his outlays, his possessions and his contacts. His goal was “to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach.”

WANDA DEAN “Fir Trees,” 2010 Oil on canvas, 9″x12″, $295

Out of this experience came the book for which he is best known for, Walden, a reflection upon simple living in natural surroundings.  Thoreau’s later years increasingly were spent outdoors, observing and writing about nature. His seminal essay, “Succession of Forest Trees,” describes the ecology of the woodlands, highlighting the role of birds and animals in dispersing seeds.

BOB SMITH “Mother’s Love,” Photographic inkjet print, 12″x16″ – Ed. 150, $275

Thoreau’s essay, republished posthumously in “Excursions,” makes the forward-looking case that federal forest management systems should mirror existing woodland ecology.

With everything purchase, we donate a portion of our proceeds to a philanthropic area of your choice, including the environment, through ARTprojectACT.

KIRK ANDERSON “Mack’s Inn, Henry’s Fork,” 2010, Archival digital print, 15″x20″ – Ed. 17, $500

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3 Responses to A Thoreau Birthday Celebration in ART!

  1. DARYL RIES says:

    In the spirit of Thoreau, the photography of H Finkelson, delves deep and lovingly into the heart of nature,going to its core and exposing unseen images…. http://www.hfinkelson-photoabstracts.com

  2. DARYL RIES says:

    a gift on Thoreau’s birthday post images from hfinkelson.com

  3. ARTprojectA says:

    Thank you for sharing!

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