It's a sentimental picture,
referring to the ideal of 'beautiful nature'
rather than to the scene itself.
Does nature need be perfectly exposed
and rigidly composed to the law of thirds
to be 'beautiful' ?
Hadn't thought so.
This is 'man's view of nature',
recreating the world in his image,
a pastel dream of the perfect place,
as much a falacy as the starlet's plastic surgery.
It reminds me of the outfits the young dancers wore on Lawrence Welk.
It is as damaging to the 'natural world' as a pipeline,
for it leads 'the masses' to believe only the pastel and perfectly composed
Sentimental, and superbly executed
it shows exactly the power of a an idea supported by craft.
It also demonstrates that you can only go so far
when you keep your passion out of your work.
Cornish could be FANTASTIC if he risked imperfection for the sake of his heart.