I can absolutely say that art for me is about transcending the natural world. Yes, I am aware that painting requires natural materials such as paint, canvas, brushes and a physical body, which are all tied to the natural earth. But for me the higher impact of a painting lies not in how it was created, but how it communicates in a rational way the consciousness of the mind. This is important because all great moments come from the ability to think past our natural, emotional selves.
The natural world is full of dark mystery and art is about shedding light on this reality.
David, 2015, acrylic on canvas