March 18, 2019 1 min read

Artist Beautifully Illustrates How Nature is in All of Us

Art has a powerful way of inspiring us to see things in a whole new way, and to make connections between seemingly disparate ideas. That's the case with a series of stunning illustrations by artist Jing Zhang, titled "Nature and Us." 

illustrated image of human lungs with trees, greenery, and people in different compartments

Jing's series was inspired by the summer of 2018 in the UK, the hottest on record for the region. And in thinking about the impacts of climate change she sought to elevate the unique relationship between nature and people. But rather than focusing on the many downsides of our changing world, Jing took a more positive and beautiful approach. 

By showing elements of nature within the shapes of human organs, she highlights how inseparable we are to the world around us... and in fact how it's not only around us. We are in nature, and nature is in us, in every way possible way! 

The sustainability art series covers the topics of: Forests, Agriculture, Biodiversity, Ecosystems, Water resources, and the Green Footprint. The imagery and facts combine in a way that is visually pleasing, yet thought-provoking. 

illustrated shape of human heart with lots of greenery, trees, and people in different compartments
illustrated image of DNA with lots of trees, greenery, people, and other environmental imagery within and around it
illustrated image of the human brain with lots of trees and greenery within and around it
illustrated image full of curving rows seemingly interconnected with lots of trees and greenery inside them, along with ecosystem facts on the sides
illustrated image of a human handprint with lots of water and greenery woven throughout, along with facts that relate to water resource management
illustrated image of two footprints in green along with lots of trees and other greenery inside them to symbolize environmental footprint, along with factual text along the sides

Definitely a series we'll keep coming back to again and again!

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by Diana Chaplin

Canopy Director & Eco-Storyteller