What is the 3 essential elements in life? I am thinking this silly question while on my way to the museum of fine art in Boston. (the weather is 47F sunny BTW... Spring time is in the air : ) ) What is the 3 essential elements for me? sun, air, water? no. Those are foundation of life! How about family, friendship and love? no, although those are as important as foundation of life, but not the essential element of life in me. Ha... it is so fun to stripe myself down and think about what is the key player in my life. I need sun, air, and water to be able to stay thinking, I need family, friendship and love to reflect myself and be able to survival. How about myself alone? look inside myself, what constitute me? What make me happy and happy to be alive everyday? Those are got to be essential elements in life, in me!
Ah-Ha ... I got the answer! It's Science, Nature and Art. Those are 3 elements in life in me! Without Science, my life would be so bored... without Nature, I would look dull as hell...without Art? how could I express my appreciation to the bright color in Nature? Now, I feel my life is fulfilled!
I visited the Museum of Fine Art in Boston. It's HUGE! another amazing discovery! I walked in the door and said to myself... This place is amazing! I want to be here as much as possible. The architecture is such a great art itself. The exhibitions are way cool than what I expected... I just ran into several Egypt mummies and ancient art by accident, what a amazing imaginations of those ancient people... The most funny/inspiration thing I noticed is that they used a lot of animal figures into the decoration, snake, dog, birds. I noticed the wings patterns has been viewed as luck, bracing with peace, just like what we would think in the modern day. And I can tell there are some power and wisdom to the falcon figure. So cool to see those bird decorations! What a wonderful visit! Now, I am a member of MFA, so it is unlimited visits for a whole year! I can't wait to go back : )
I am a biologist grew up with a fishing rod in my hands. I have been fortunate enough to embrace my love of art and science in my career. Most of my free time were well spent in the nature, either studying bird behavior or chasing variety of fish with fly rods. My favorite art medium is watercolors, I love the natural and spontaneous feel created by watercolor pigments. I am currently a post-doctoral research fellow at Harvard University. Welcome to my website. Mark