Harnessing Nature for a Sustainable Future

How the United Nations Is Harnessing Nature for a Sustainable Future

We Can Save The World For The Next Generation. “We can make today the day we stop thinking that the changes required are impossible and beyond us. We can start realizing that they are not only possible, but what the future requires of us. We must stop turning from the warnings of science and fear […]

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Meet Genevieve Vincent on the Moving Art Season 3 Soundtrack

Thanks for taking some time to relax and listen to the Moving Art season 3 soundtrack. Now that you’ve had a chance to listen to the sounds of Moving Art Season Three, we’re taking you deeper into the music by interviewing the composers behind each piece. Today, we sat down with Genevieve Vincent, who created pieces […]

Meet Buzzy Kerbox - Surfer Extraordinaire

How Smiles and Gratitude Can Change Your Life

Smiles can really heal! Take a deep breath and coax a smile onto your face. October 2nd is World Smile Day! It’s a holiday about celebrating happiness during this transformational time. Smiles and gratitude can have a powerful effect on your life. Smiling can even boost your immunity! Read on to see how smiles and gratitude can […]

Mushroom Movement: Making the Invisible Visible

“When people see my images, a lot of times they will say, ‘Oh my God,’” says filmmaker Louie Schwartzberg. “Have you ever wondered what that meant? The ‘oh’ means it caught your attention, it makes you present, it makes you mindful. The ‘my’ means it connects with something deep inside your soul, it creates a […]

Disrupting the New Normal: Meet Activist Artist Ruth Westreich

Disrupting the New Normal: Meet Activist Artist Ruth Westreich Healing can come in many shapes and forms. Just ask Ruth Westreich, president of the Westreich Foundation, who works to bring arts programs to hospitals and creates her own activist art. Ruth is an artist, philanthropist, and activist. For many years, she’s brought art into the […]

A Meditation on Gratitude

Do you have a mantra? Mantras are ancient chants meant to focus your mind. They are also known as “words of power,” or repeated chants that can bring you more endurance, strength, or power. Now watch Louie Schwartzberg’s short film, “Gratitude.” It contains some simple but powerful mantras that you can repeat as you go […]

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The Power of Virtual Nature Therapy

“These films quiet my mind, relax my body, and allow me to easily flow into meditation or simply release any negativity or resistance from my being,” wrote one Moving Art viewer, explaining how virtual nature therapy changed their lives. “I have a 3-year-old autistic boy with serious sleep issues, wrote another viewer, sharing an intensely […]

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Going Back To Nature with Children

Around the world, people are celebrating Children’s Art Week this month. In this unprecedented time, the event will be held online this year—encouraging kids to go back to nature. The great Pablo Picasso once wrote, “It took me four years to paint like Raphael, but a lifetime to paint like a child.”  We’ve rounded up […]

Biomimicry: Enter Nature’s Laboratory

“One day, we will wake up to find that the energy that powers the alarm clock came from the breeze through the trees the night before. We will go to work that morning, riding the rays of the Sun.” That’s an inspiring vision of humans living in harmony with nature, a short film called “What’s […]

Louie Schwartzberg, Gratitude Revealed

IN-Q’s Message of Hope

“One little dot in trillions of stars. One little dot. It’s all that we’ve got,” said poet and spoken word artist In-Q during a special Fungi Day presentation.  His message and representation of human consciousness has never been as urgent as it is now. 

Growing Back To Nature

As we face unprecedented challenges this year, the next generation of creators is pushing for a change in consciousness. These artists show us how to seek shared humanity and interconnection, our only hope to heal the deep roots of racism and divide in our country. “If we don’t experience the natural world as part of […]

Beauty and Wonder Will Always Defeat Fear

Sometimes, our darkest moments can help us discover a profound purpose. Inspired by his parent’s example of gratitude and resilience, director and photographer Louie Schwartzberg wanted to make the world a better place and fight for social justice. He photographed a generation in turmoil and bore witness to an epochal shift in American values. Along […]

Organizations That Support African-American Farmers

During this time of great uncertainty, many people are looking for ways to help our African-American communities. We’ve seen the deep roots of racism and divide in our country, but we are recognizing our shared humanity and interconnection. Proving the importance of bringing the focus back to nature. Leah Penniman, the founding co-director of Soul […]

Lindsey Stirling & Louie Schwartzberg, Crystalize

Enjoy this full length amazing version of Lindsey Stirling’s Crystalize, as filmed and directed by Louie Schwartzberg. Discover the power of visual healing. Experience the wonder of nature’s balance. Know serenity of heart and mind transformation in the blink of the eye.

Michael Pollan

Fresh Air: Michael Pollan Explains His Latest Book

TERRY GROSS, HOST: This is FRESH AIR. I’m Terry Gross. Psychedelic drugs are having a surprising renaissance, being used experimentally in therapeutic settings to treat depression, addiction and the fear of death in people with cancer. My guest, Michael Pollan, has written a new book called “How To Change Your Mind: What The New Science […]

Can Mushrooms Save the Honey Bee?

Saving the Bees We’ve recently teamed up with Biographic, a multimedia magazine powered by the California Academy of Sciences, to document Washington States University and Fungi Perfecti by Paul Stamets‘ fight to save the honey bee using fungal extracts. As part of this effort, we’ve produced an exciting short film that highlights how scientists have […]

Wonder & Awe by Louie Schwartzberg: TEDxLA [video]

“Wonder and curiosity drive us to explore because we are surrounded by things we can’t see, and that triggers our imagination, inspiring art and science. I love making the invisible visible. Using the art of time lapse and slow motion cinematography, I can stretch the imagination by creating journeys through portals of time, and scale. […]

Nature, Faith, Fungi & Community

In this final week of the official Gratitude Lab, we turn our focus to faith and community. How ironic – and how perfect – that another of Louie’s inspirational muses – the underground world of mycelium network – just happens to parallel this sense of connection, wonder, and gratitude. “Mother Trees” is the film trailer […]

3-Day Individual Gratitude Challenge

You may have heard, we have been talking a lot about gratitude. If you haven’t seen Louie Schwartzberg’s extraordinary work upon the Guggenheim rotunda, you’ll not want to miss it. We also have an exciting program running right now called the Gratitude Lab. Made possible by the generosity of John Templeton Foundation, we have created […]