Nature is everything, everywhere, in the present. Nature is all things known and unknown. Science is a formal method by which we investigate nature. The Scientific Method is society’s way of verifying itself. Art is a process of modeling nature, of representing forms, structures and ideas. Art raises social and cultural awareness, makes the invisible visible, connects the improbable, breaks down artifice and presumption. Art acts as a continuous feedback loop, constantly monitoring, evaluating and modifying cultural activity. Art and science share the goal of identifying, and identifying with, nature, including a predictable fascination with human emotion, thought and behavior. Both science and art aspire to truth without compromise. Both challenge the way we see the world as individuals and community.
A Collection of Writings on Nature, Science, and Art by John Holland