Have you seen this video of the Aurora Borealis created by Norwegian landscape photographer Terje Sorgjerd? It’s absolutely magnificent.
I’m known around the Zatista neighborhood as a bit of a sucker for sunrises and sunsets. What can I say? I like pretty colors, so I might as well admit that the Aurora Borealis is another “unsophisticated” thing that inspires me to buy art.
The really cool thing about being able to look at a lot of art all at once (as you can here on Zatista, conveniently enough) is that you may find yourself drawn to pieces by association. You don’t have to limit yourself to just buying direct representational images of things you love, you can branch out into the abstract.
All of these pieces reminded me of the Northern Lights. And when an image reminds you of one of your favorite things, it doesn’t start and stop with the first impression. All of these pieces will always tangentially remind me of Sorgjerd’s video – like an aesthetic memento. And while having a still shot of one of the world’s great natural wonders is pretty cool, sometimes having a piece of art jog to your memory is even better.