From time immemorial, we have connected our environments to ourselves. Nature never fails to remind us of our fleeting insignificance in the greater scheme of things.
It is hard for a visual artist not to make use of the world around them. They have to wait for the world to bring them messages of themselves. Flowers and Trees are an integral part of all of us. It is hard for me to stop searching the outside world for the equivalent states of mind within. In all of nature's vicissitudes we can draw strong parallels with our own inner worlds.