Bryan Nash Gill,s Woodcuts series. using recycled lumber shows patterns of tree rings resembling our own fingerprints, almost as if Mother Nature pressed her own thumb print into the design to show off her fine work.
Woodcut: A Meditation on Time Through the Inked Cross-Sections of Fallen Trees
When viewing nature from a rushed perspective, many do not notice the small details that enhance nature's beauty. When retreating into nature, there is more time to take in it's essence. Transcendentalists value nature as a way to leave the material real and notice natural beauty.