Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Nicholas Gottlund

"Plain and Fancy plays with the concept of animism to present objects (oak leaves, a rug, tools, antlers, a cut branch from a spice bush) which may seem to have an inherent spirit or almost palpable sense of history.
From the dictionary: Animism (from Latin anima [soul, life]) is a philosophical, religious or spiritual idea that souls or spirits exist not only in humans and animals but also in plants, rocks, natural phenomena such as thunder, geographic features such as mountains or rivers, or other entities of the natural environment, a proposition also known as hylozoism in philosophy."

See more from Nicholas Gottlund here, and his publishing endeavors here.

[all Nicholas Gottlund, from Plain and Fancy, 2009]