International Mother Earth Day

“Nature is beyond all teaching.”

Proverbs are defined as short expressions of popular wisdom. When in the past our survival was clearly related to nature, proverbs were a common and popular form to transmit nature’s knowledge.

Therefore, I decided to create an homage to Mother Earth with these photographs and some proverbs, some of which are Native American.

And if Mother Nature is important… don’t forget the “father.”

“The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.”

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Edward Weston, Cabbage Leaf, 1931 (3408.1992)

“All plants are our brothers and sisters. They talk to us and if we listen, we can hear them.” – Arapaho

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Brett Weston, Cactus, Baja, California, ca. 1940 (2012.119.41)

“When we show our respect for other living things, they respond with respect for us.” – Arapaho

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Brett Weston, Yucca Plants, 1960s (371.2003)

“We will be known forever by the tracks we leave.” – Dakota

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Brett Weston, Cactus, ca. 1950 (2012.119.42)

“When a man moves away from nature his heart becomes hard.” – Lakota

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Brett Weston, Botanicals, ca. 1980, (2012.119.54)

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About Francesca Teodori

I'm Italian but I live in New York. I work as a photo archivist. I love photography and...
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