Vincent Van Gogh once said that if he ever “felt no love for nature and [his] work, then [he] would be unhappy.” This strong attachment to the natural world was a major influence in both his and the entire globe’s creative movements. Before and since Van Gogh’s impact on the art world, nature has always played an instrumental role in building strong emotional and aesthetic ties to image. When it comes to the beautiful role that art and the humanitarian sciences play in creating this tie, all four major elements have their equal, but entirely different, parts in each creator’s and viewer’s interpretations of a work of art. The four fundamental elements of our planet: Water, Fire, Wind, and Earth come together to form a lovely reflection of nature and the world around us.
In the eyes of our designer, Water is a symbol of calm idyllic purity – flowing from breaks in mountains, creating streams, eroding the Earth, and maintaining life. Throughout history and literature, the mixture of hydrogen and oxygen that makes up fifty percent or more of our human bodies has been used as a practical synonym for vitality, reflecting our biological attraction towards its flexible strength. Fire, however, the opposite of water in its infernal blaze is demonstrative of an unpredictable desire for destruction in the eyes of creation, embracing and engulfing all in its path. Human nature always seems to be reaching towards fire, towards this minor sun that’s like a star we can possess. Meanwhile the Wind, blowing from one end of the world to the other, shows us how strength does not always signify stability, allowing for concepts of wild freedoms that can come with the power and lack of steadiness. And then the Earth, the last of the four, remains steadfast – fueling life with its ever-giving treasure trove of resources and sustenance and providing us with its constant and ever-permanent ancient wisdom. Earth acts as the foundation for all others, grounding and affirming with its near-maternal reassurance that everything will, one day, turn out well.
ARY D’PO sees these natural fundaments as gifts, needing to be gently and respectfully used and understood, thus we utilize the lessons and traits that Water, Fire, Wind, and Earth give us to create our Jewelry Collections, our art – providing the ambitious fuel for us to keep creating, keep developing more art and fresh pieces in hopes of using our minor sun of aspiration to keep reaching for the newer and brighter stars.