Unknowing Symbiosis: Nick Lamia

15 Aug

Spending more than a week immersed in natural beauty, away for the most part, from the pull of technology, makes for a difficult re-entry into the realm of satellites and social media.  We tend to forget, while living in either world that the other exists.  The abstract work of Nick Lamia reminds us that though we often think of them separately, society must coexist with the natural world in order for either to thrive.

Untitled, oil on panel, 45×48

Lamia’s juxtaposition of street map-like grids over landscape-ish scenes give us glimpses into how we integrate ourselves into nature and vice versa.

Untitled, oil on panel, 30×32

Untitled, oil on canvas, 66×72

As societies, we are responsible for the care of the natural world around us.  In return, that world repays us providing food, resources, enjoyment and inspiration.

Untitled, oil on canvas, 36×42

To see more of Nick Lamia’s work, please visit his website.

Artist found via Design Milk.  All images are via the artist’s website.

10 Responses to “Unknowing Symbiosis: Nick Lamia”

  1. Kim August 15, 2012 at 9:38 am #

    I really enjoy your emails and seeing all the different artist’s work. I must say when I opened up today’s email showing Nick Lamia work… I was drawn to all the brillant colors.
    The 1st image resembles a side view of a skull. Do you see it??

    • Lesley August 15, 2012 at 10:32 am #

      Now I do, Kim! Thanks for sharing your view. 😉 He has more recent work that is still beautiful, but a more subtle and neutral palette. These brilliance of the palette in these earlier pieces just called to me!

      • Nick Lamia August 16, 2012 at 11:16 am #

        Thanks Lesley, it was terrific to see my images on your blog! I’m happy you like my work.

        • Lesley August 17, 2012 at 8:53 pm #

          My pleasure, Nick! Thanks for providing the inspiration.


  2. Sunnyace August 15, 2012 at 9:50 am #

    Reblogged this on Sunnyace Reblog Collections.

  3. alicematilda August 15, 2012 at 1:26 pm #

    Wow, I’m impressed! Love the colors!

  4. Mac August 16, 2012 at 5:47 am #

    Another great find! Thanks Lesley.

  5. Handmade by Claire Bear August 19, 2012 at 6:17 am #

    I love reading your blog, you give me a regular dose of incredible art. I have nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award.
    Find more details here: http://handmadebyclairebear.com/2012/08/19/versatile-blogger-award/

    • Lesley August 19, 2012 at 7:24 am #

      Thanks so much, Claire!


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