Tag: life

The Origami of Flowers: Beauty in Nature’s Utility

I love things that are beautiful in their utility. Distill a living thing to its most basic need — to survive, to pass on genes — and physical beauty becomes a second thought. It's there, but it's not the main event; it does not exist for beauty’s sake.  It exists for utility of the species. I look for this pairing and am drawn to it: the repeated shape of honeycomb that furthers food production; the channeled curves of the human ear to capture sound; the sloping agility of a cat’s tail and its balance.  Novelist Annie Dillard often wondered how, [...] Continue reading


To keep up to date with the latest news enter your email below.