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Natural Pattern & Texture Feeds to Follow on Instagram

by Bethany Joy Foss

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It comes as no surprise that designers often turn to nature for inspiration. Nothing quite compares to the beauty of layered rocks, tangled trees and the unique shapes and organic forms that grow from the ground and envelop the world around us. Sometimes, these moments stop us in our tracks—ripples on water, the zigzag of a tree branch or a stunning sunrise—and other times we have to lean in to catch the intricate elegance of our landscape. These whispers of nature are quiet and subtle, only appearing when we are attentive enough to notice them.

Long walks are one of my favorite ways to clear my head and gather inspiration. I leave my phone behind, leash my walking buddy and let my mind wander with my feet. The fresh air always settles my thoughts and enables me to encounter the details of the world around me with new eyes. Catch your breath with me and take in a few of my favorite Instagram feeds that capture the unexpected textures and patterns of the natural world. —Bethany

Image Above: @lisa.campbell.glennie.photo curates a breathtaking feed full of incredible found textures and colors that reveal the intricate patterns of plant life.

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These dimensional textures were captured by @antonyspencer in an abandoned diamond mining house at Kolmanskop, Namibia. This feed is full of stunning moments in textured landscapes.

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@wim.de.vos shares his discoveries in the Netherlands with imagery that reveals the repetition and complexity of the natural and built environment.

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Designer and artist, @cathwoodstudio brings to life the color and abstracted forms of bark, pollen, rocks and nature’s other wonders in search of inspiration.

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Amid striking ocean horizons, @sssonhh captures the delicate patterns of the wind and sea on the sand.

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Self-proclaimed pattern enthusiast, @maritmand studies how light and color interact with repetitive shapes and organic forms.

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@kikjou searches for shapes and abstracted forms like this beautiful shot of dracaena bark.

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Photographer, @jay_tz is attentive to color as he shares the texture of aerial landscapes and abstracted details.

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@c.manuc is on a quest to discover hidden beauty in the natural world and curates a feed of muted colors and tranquil textures.

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@doug_chinnery finds joy in the movement of abstracted shapes and forms and curates an atmospheric feed that illuminates the patterns of land and sky.

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@3colorsgreen shares patterned moments that celebrate sharp detail like this beautiful shot of a leaf.

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@judi.rose share natural textures like this loosening bark to inspire her artwork in western Australia.

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Comments

  • Loved this post. Nature is both healing and inspiring. Tree bark, masses of leaves and shadows are big players in my art. I am usually also walking a dog…but I do carry my phone sop I can share on Instagram :-)

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