Ralph Waldo Emerson
"Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience." - Ralph Waldo Emerson
Emerson was a prolific essayist and philosopher who led the transcendentalist movement. He championed individualism and man’s profound connection to nature. This quotation from his mid 19th century essay Education explores man’s divine and essential connection to the natural world.
While the concept can seem trite and alien to a 21st century reader, perhaps it demonstrates the need to reacquaint ourselves with “the stream of power and wisdom which animates all whom it floats.”
In this illustration we wanted to explore nature as an animated, living thing - in this case the grassy hill is also a buck hiding in plain sight, the tree branches suggesting antlers.
Do you see the deer?