Nature and Art

I came across this quotation while browsing through an old copy of Europe's House & Garden magazine, and I think it is beautiful. "Art is the flower, life is the green leaf. Let every artist strive to make his flower a beautiful living thing, something to convince the world that there may be, there are, things more precious, more beautiful - more lasting than life itself."

- Charles Rennie Mackintosh, in a lecture delivered in 1902, a quotation that illustrates the fascinating symbiosis between nature and art.