The Artistic Planet: Amazing Earth

By Sus Friis Jørgensen, Denmark

The Earth has been a source of constant inspiration to artists of every century, starting with the earliest recordings of time and the cave paintings that reflected the simple observations of our ancestors. Up to this present day, the planet still inspires modern painters, musicians, dancers, writers, actors, film makers and many other people with a skilled and developed expression in this place of living among great variety.

However, the planet itself is a most excellent artist that improved its skills through the millennia. It shows us all a stunning versatility on a daily basis in producing a fertile ecology for humans and an endless species of flowers, trees and animals in an ever more intelligent and skilful way. Its art is all governed by the natural laws that exist here, of which gravity is but one expression of such laws.

The planet is a functional artist – nothing is made that does not have a purpose. The potent black and white stripes of a zebra have a function, but what is it exactly? Behind the colourful display of the green bell frog of New Zealand, the red-throat frigate bird from the Galapagos Islands or the black iris of Wadi Rum in Jordan there is an attempt to attract, repel, camouflage or protect and much more. To understand the conundrum of why the planet applies the use of these colours, one must study the science of colours and their function in nature. Nevertheless, it is stunningly intelligent.

The vital forces running through the planet are dependant on the ecological balance – as are we. The greater the balance, the more and easier the forces will pass. Who has not experienced a stomach out of balance when it becomes difficult to digest food, so you skip eating for a day or two until the balance has been restored? And this amazing planet has all kinds of technologies for setting and resetting balances. Think about the spectrum and its colours exercising their influences on us, and the colour green being the point of balance in the spectrum – is it not awesome how much green nature produces in order to surround us with the influence of balance, lest we forget?

Birds sing at sunrise and sunset, because at this point there is a particularly strong ecology of balance, and thereby more force passing which all living creatures are then under the influence of. But there is more to it than that. So, whenever darkness and light meet, these two aspects of the spectrum blend and make a third expression which is green. And this is where another natural law comes into it all, the law of Three. The law of Three says that whenever there are three parts, at the point you can only see the physical expression of two parts out of three parts (just like being conscious, semi-conscious and unconscious: you can only be aware in two of them at any one time – as example, when you sleep, you are unconscious and semi-conscious and when being awake, you are conscious and semi-conscious). When blue and yellow are the visible actors on stage in the meeting between light and darkness, green remains unseen – which is why the light at sunrise or sunset is not appearing to be green, but golden yellow in the progress of the morning (when daylight gradually wins the stage) and blue in the progress of the night (when night gradually wins the stage).

A second example of this colour trio in action is to be seen with the Planet’s process of producing the green leaves of trees and plants. The sunlight (yellow) meets the blue force of the planet which is processed by the tree and the interaction results in the production of green leaves. Yellow is visible, green is visible – blue must then be the unseen part. When the blue force of the planet withdraws into the planet at autumn, yellow is the remaining actor left in the leaves.

Is there perhaps a third example, where blue and green are the visible players and yellow is the unseen participant? Well, as the law of Three would have it, the third example is at this moment unseen, at least to the writer!

In reality, is not arranging a bunch of flowers for the table an act of appreciating the planet being a most marvellous artist? Just like putting a painting by Rembrandt on wall for inspiration would be?

There are many reasons for taking good care of the balances of our planetary ecology. The planet makes constant efforts to keep the ecology in balance, but industry and human attitude make it hard at times and consequently, the planetary forces flow less easily. Is this why tomatoes when produced in an artificial and unbalanced ecology never taste quite as good as the ones from your own backyard? Great effort is made to keep us humans in balance and in good health even though the planet is not perfect.

Did you ever kiss a tree, because you felt like saying thank you?

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