Saturday, December 12, 2009
The Family of Earth
The Family of Earth by Schim Schimmel is another one of the artist's stories containing his self-proclaimed Environmental Visionary Surrealism masterpieces.
The message of this book is quite simple: though we all basically live in our own little worlds, the truth of the matter is that we share one world. Though the dolphins in the sea have never witnessed the majesty of the desert, it is still the same world. Though leopards have never shared space with the penguins, they are still part of the same world. The fact that we all inhabit the same world makes us one big family.
The same message could be applied to all of the human races on earth.
Schim Schimmel's amazing works of art reflect his words, but are even more powerful. I particularly like the painting of a school of dolphins swimming in an ocean below a canyon. The words on the page read, "We share the canyons and the oceans." Those words cannot be made clearer than the painting below them.
All of the paintings are breathtaking, in true Schimmel style. This is a book that should be read by old and young, alike, to remind them of the gifts given to us on this Earth. We only have one, and we need to take care of her!
Purchase The Family of Earth
I received a copy of this book from the author, Mr. Schim Schimmel.