How have artists understood their relationships to landscapes? How do you shape your landscape, and how does your landscape shape you? This series of four short videos looks closely at works of art in the Williams College Museum of Art’s collection, including a painting by Georgia O’Keeffe, a preserved flower and lock of hair from the collection of artists Charles and Maurice Prendergast, a print of a spider plant by Patrick Caulfield, and a photograph by Ana Mendieta. The videos correspond to activities that prompt explorations of the natural world around you—this might mean a local forest or national park, a blade of grass in the sidewalk crack, or plants in and around your home.
Through the pairing, you can explore how art can help us understand nature, and nature can help us understand art.