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Wednesday, August 8, 2012

The Hundertwasser Phenomenon

Friedensreich Hundertwasser created beautiful for the world. One of the most unique, thoughtful, creative, resourceful artists, Hundertwasser's art has brought smiles and beautiful to millions. The beautiful way he lived his life was often understood a contradiction. According to those closest to him, he seemed to want to be noticed and invisible at the same time. This lifestyle seems to be reflective of many of us around the world. We want so badly to be noticed for the beautiful things we do, yet we sometimes doubt our strength and beauty - donning our cloak of invisibility.

We connected strongly with this idea of contradiction because there's a bit of that in our name, See Beautiful. For one might quickly assume we mean to see beautiful using our eyes to understand the world, when it's not about seeing at all. It's about feeling and creating beautiful in ourselves and all around.

He lived in a way that where he was, he had reached his destination. How beautiful. And while he never really claimed one place as "home" it was because he always felt at home with trees. How beautiful. And while trees couldn't be everywhere, if they were absent he'd simply take himself home by painting some. It makes us want to hug trees. It makes us see so much beautiful in the rooting ability of trees to offer us peace.

There are so many profoundly thoughtful and beautiful pieces of Hundertwasser that we're going to share little snippets of his inspiration every month. Though he passed away in 2000, his message to see and create more beautiful in the world continues to thrive.


You can learn more about Hundertwasser HERE.
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21 comments:

  1. That is just beautiful.  And you know how I feel about trees.  I love trees.  They provide shade on a hot day and a home for the bridies to build their nests.  The stay the same but forever change with the seasons.  In a storm their roots help them weather it.  AND you know what comes from trees?   STICKS!!  Trees are always giving in many beautiful ways.  I am looking forward to this monthly feature.  I am inspired now to go outside and do some hugging.
    Blessings,
    Goose

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  2. Jennifer Battendieri CrissAugust 8, 2012 at 6:29 AM

    Quite the man and visionary. Thank you for sharing some of his insights. 

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  3. Hi! I'm your newest follower from the blog hop! Come over a visit me sometime today and check out the available ad space, PERFECT for advertising your blog in September! :) Love the theme of your blog! It's a really great message! :)

    xoxo ♥ Shar
    http://sharmartinez.blogspot.com

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  4. i've never heard that story before, it 's so beautiful! I love that print with the quote--thanks for sharing this;)

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  5.  Goose! We're so glad you're feeling better. We've been thinking about you so much. You have fun hugging those trees (and sticks) with your MOM today!

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  6.  Thanks so much for following, Shar! We're so happy to have you as part of our See Beautiful community - we do lots of it here. We're happy to follow your great blog too!

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  7.  Aw, thanks Gina! We loved the quote too. It just made us want to go hug trees. :)

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  8. that is an awesome quote!

    Hope you’re having a great Wednesday! Drop by nichollvincent.blogspot.com and say hello!

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  9. Thanks for following along! You are an excellent writer! I look forward to more! Newest follower.

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  10.  Thanks so much! Happy to follow! I'm a college professor too - so I love the connection. :)

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  11.  Thanks for stopping by and seeing beautiful with us!

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  12. I love this!  Thank you for sharing...:)JP

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  13. MrsmichellebarbourAugust 8, 2012 at 3:24 PM

    Very thoughtful! Thanks for sharing and I am a new follower from the GFC hop!
    Hope you are having a good day!
    Michelle
    www.delicateconstruction.com

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  14. I love this idea. I moved around a lot as a kid and as a result feel at home almost anywhere ...as long as there are animals (and trees) around.

    Kristin 

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  15. Oh how beautiful.  Thanks for sharing this beautiful message and quote.  

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  16. Thanks so much! We love Hundertwasser's childlike take on life. Happy seeing beautiful!

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  17.  Thanks so much, Michelle! So happy to have you as part of the See Beautiful community! Headed to your blog now. Happy seeing beautiful!

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  18.  It is our pleasure, Becky! Thanks for seeing beautiful with us. :)

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  19.  I love that home is where animals are for you too - that's absolutely a given with us. Usually if they're not with us, we're carrying a ton of their fur around (by default) missing them. :)

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