Nanjing, China

In the world there is nothing more submissive and weak than water. Yet for attacking that which is hard and strong nothing can surpass it.

—Lao Tzu (via occult101)

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Artist on Tumblr

Sue Bryan | on Tumblr (USA) - Charcoal & carbon on arches (2013-2014)

Sue Bryan is an Irish artist, living and working in New York City: “My work is drawing based. My passion for drawing lies in the compelling urge to capture the things that inherently move me. Much of drawing’s appeal to me lies in its very constraint, its simplification, the reduction of nature’s macrocosm to the black of the charcoal and the white of the paper. For me, the act of drawing is an end in itself.”

© All images courtesy of the artist

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Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts. There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature — the assurance that dawn comes after night, and spring after winter.

—Rachel Carson, Silent Spring (via observando)