Sunday, August 23, 2009

Leafdom - Art


In Leafdom, a color scheme in shades of green evokes the lush vegetation of the natural world. The predominant color in this painting is green, a color associated with vegetation and natural life. Humans are genetically predisposed to respond to green, for green is the color of vegetation, and therefore life. Wherever plants can easily grow, so has humanity there thrived. The link between plant life and prosperity is an important aspect of human history.

Leaves are extremely important to plant life. It is in the leaf that the sun’s energy is collected to be used in the life-sustaining process of photosynthesis. A plant relies on its leaves to bring in its energy – it’s life force. Even more significantly, all energy consumed by living things in this planet is in some way derived from the solar energy absorbed in leaves. Herbivores eat plants, and carnivores eat herbivores, who have received energy from plants, and so on. All of the life energy on this planet is essentially derived from this amazing power of leaves to collect the sun’s sustaining energy.

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