by Nini Baseema in New Art on Tuesday 31 July 2012

Seneca, one of my favourite philosophers, once coined the phrase: ‘All art is an imitation of nature’. I wonder how he would have described this beautiful series by Berlin-based artist Walter Mason. He takes all kinds of elements from nature, alters them in his own peculiar way (for example, by rearranging stones or leaves, applying water drops, cutting patterns or stiching out patterns), and then documents the output in a beautiful picture series.