‘Triptych’ Aquascapes by James Findley, The Green Machine

These aquascapes were planted by James Findley for the Aqua 2010 Trade Show. James explains that his inspiration for this piece came from the traditional triptych style commonly used for altars and ecclesiastical stained glass windows in churches: he describes how he wanted to present nature at her best and in all her variety so he used the traditional triptych form of presenting three art works together. James explains how the three aquascapes each depict…

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Aquascape by James Findley, The Green Machine: ‘Through the Eyes of a Child’

This aquascape by James Findley is entitled ‘Through the Eyes of a Child’ because the rocks used were all chosen by his youngest daughter, Ellen. It demonstrates the chaos of nature: the beauty of perfect imperfection and the unrivalled ability of the child to appreciate this. As we age, it is common to lose the ability to appreciate the chaos of nature in the same way: we begin to look for ordered, organised patterns and…

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