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.”


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


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


Brett Weston, Yucca Plants, 1960s (371.2003)

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


Brett Weston, Cactus, ca. 1950 (2012.119.42)

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


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

About Francesca Teodori

I live in New York, but I studied Contemporary Art in Italy and I specialized in Photo Archiving and Cataloguing in Milan. I love photography. I contributed writing and publishing photos, to art magazines and daily newspapers.
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