Article: Humans and How Our Environment Shapes Us
Humans and How Our Environment Shapes Us
We are born with an inherent and profound connection with the world we inhabit. Throughout history, our species has been intertwined with nature, and this bond continues to shape our well-being and sense of belonging. Through my art, I am interested in exploring the deep-rooted connection between humans and how their environments define them.
Our connection with our surroundings goes beyond mere survival. There is a spiritual and emotional aspect to our relationship with the natural world that resonates within us. It has the ability to awaken our senses, calm our minds, and uplift our spirits. The serene beauty of a sunrise, the rhythmic sound of an awakening city, and the vibrant colors of a blooming flower can evoke a profound sense of awe and wonder. Studies have shown that connection to the spaces we live in and near reduces stress, improves mood, and enhances overall well-being.
Moreover, it extends to our identity and cultural heritage. Recognizing and honoring this connection can foster a greater sense of environmental stewardship, community building and a desire to protect and preserve our natural resources.
In a fast-paced and technology-driven world, reconnecting with our environment is vital for maintaining balance and harmony in our lives. Spending time outdoors, engaging in activities like hiking, gardening, or simply sitting at a park, allows us to reconnect with our surroundings and tap into the healing power of being present in the moment.
As humans, our need for connection runs deep within our DNA. Embracing and nurturing environmental bonds inspires creativity and optimism. In my work, I explore ways to further a sense of belonging through the human figure, atmosphere and place.