Finding Beauty In The Mundane

Images by David Clarke

This photo essay aims to capture the sense of beauty and awe found in simple things. Oftentimes, we forget to stop and observe mundane objects such as a tree, a leaf, or a branch. Yet, by paying close attention, one might find the artistry in such things. All it requires is one’s attention. Stop, look around, observe, and try to see the complexities of life unfolding all around you. William Blake said it best;

“To see a World in a Grain of Sand
And a Heaven in a Wild Flower
Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand
And Eternity in an hour.”

William Blake, “Auguries of Innocence.”

About the Author

By David Clarke

Former Editor

David is in his fourth year, studying English at York University. He has a keen interest in filmmaking, writing, literature, video-editing, and ideas. When he isn’t working on his next project or studying, you can catch him watching film-noirs on Turner Classic Movies.


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