The Natural World Around Us brings to life the vision of Miles Reed, filmmaker, musician, and naturalist. The idea of this project is to describe the natural world with video, music, and narratives, merging the scientific with the artistic.
Ever since the first cave drawings, man has been describing the animals that he has encountered in the natural world. Traditional music from Africa also tells stories of mighty creatures that shared the land with the natives.
It is often said that art imitates nature. Even our technologies are modeled after a process that occurs somewhere in nature. The computer is modeled from the brain, the camera is modeled after the eye. Almost every idea that has forged great changes in the life of modern man can be attributed to our tendency to imitate nature. It is this revelation that shows how much man has learned from nature. It also alludes to how much more nature has to teach us.
Now modern man is presented with critical challenges. How do we live in harmony with the natural world? Many people believe that no matter how we treat this planet, nature will always rebound to our advantage. However, we are beginning to see limits to what the natural systems can tolerate. Remember, the world we leave behind is the world that the future generations will inherit.
This is but writing on a digital cave wall, modern tribal music, stories from a green planet with hopes of inspiring an appreciation of nature. Behold the Natural World Around Us...it's a world worth saving!