Nature will bear the closest inspection. She invites us to lay our eye level with the smallest leaf, and take an insect view of its plain. She has no interstices; every part is full of life.
–– Henry David Thoreau, “Natural History of Massachusetts”
Nature is our model. It is replete with curves that effortlessly carry the eye and have a sense of life.
–– George R. Walker, “Design Matters” column, Popular Woodworking Magazine #219 — August 2015.