About this site

The Untended Garden is a website that explores and celebrates works of art inspired by nature, drawing from examples in visual arts, books, music, film, and interactive media.

Nature has inspired art since cave paintings, and the way we think about nature says a lot about our culture. Today we know more about nature than ever before, and yet as a society we are becoming more and more separated from the natural world around us. How are works from the past still relevant today, and how are today’s artists using themes of nature to express themselves and convey larger ideas about the world? Join us as we explore this wild terrain!

About the Author

John Lechner is a writer, illustrator, animator, musician, puppeteer, and interactive designer. He is the author and illustrator of four books for children, A Froggy Fable, Sticky Burr: Adventures in Burrwood Forest, The Clever Stick, and Sticky Burr: The Prickly Peril, all published by Candlewick Press.

You can learn more about John at his website. If you have comments or suggestions, send an email to: john (at) fablevision.com.

Follow me on Twitter: @johnlechner

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