The Secret Behind “Accidental Art”
July 13, 2022
Art is everywhere! You Just Have To Loo Closely.
Even if you don’t think you have, you’ve definitely come across accidental art before! The term “accidental art” simply refers to something—anything—that strikes you as beautiful and that looks like it was crafted on purpose…but was actually created by nature or just plain coincidence. You don’t have to learn a new craft or travel somewhere new to discover accidental art. It’s everywhere!
Open your eyes. Take a look around you, wherever you are. Now look again—more closely this time—and watch ordinary things become extraordinary.
When you slow down and look at life through the lens of an artist, a regular white flower becomes a dramatic abstract composition—curving petals transform into modern, monochromatic brushstrokes. The result is not just a botanical snapshot, it’s an aesthetic exploration of form and color.
A seemingly boring bag of groceries—perhaps sitting on your table waiting to be put away—can actually present a palette of fanciful, Rococo-inspired colors and textures. An everyday chore instantly becomes a dazzling still life portrait through the keen eyes of an artist.
When you start looking for accidental art, you’ll find that even microscopic organisms can be masterpieces! The scientific building blocks of everyday life offer a whole new world of shapes, colors, and textures right under our noses—if only we know to look for them!
Whether it’s through a microscope, or out the office window on your lunch hour, you just have to look more closely to discover “accidental art” in your everyday life.