How Did I Become Aware of Natural Inclusion?

Wounded Warrior/Healing and Revealing’ (Pen, ink and watercolour sketch on paper by Alan Rayner, 2018) I have long been fascinated by the way wounds in tree bark heal over through the production of callus. The relationship between vulnerability and recovery is of pivotal significance in our emotional lives.
Fountains of the Forest (oil painting on board by myself, Mycological Research 102, 1441–1449, 1998). ‘a tree is a solar-powered fountain, its sprays supplied through wood-lined conduits and sealed in by bark until their final outburst in leaves … Within and upon its branching, enfolding, water-containing surfaces, and reaching out from there into air and soil are branching, enfolding, water-containing surfaces of finer scale, the mycelial networks of fungi … which provide a communications interface for energy transfer from neighbour to neighbour, from living to dead, and from dead to living
Arid Confrontation (oil painting on board by myself, 1973)
Holding Openness — light as a dynamic natural inclusion of darkness continually brings an endless diversity of flow-form to life (Oil painting on canvas by myself, 2005)
Core Values & Principles of Natural Inclusion(ality) — the mutual inclusion of intangible spatial stillness and energetic motion in all material forms (Watercolour on paper by Alan Rayner, 30/11/2021)
Middle Earth’ (Oil painting on board by Alan Rayner, December 2021)
‘Stitches in Time’ (Oil painting on board by Alan Rayner, 2020)
Engagement’ (Oil painting on canvas by Alan Rayner, 2001)
Archangelic Channels’ (Oil painting on canvas by Alan Rayner, 1999). A hermaphrodite Yellow Archangel Flower, cut in half to expose receptive channels of gynoecium and donating channels of androecium, flies and falls through universal space, creating and following channels of least resistance bounded by cascading Aurora.
The Lion’s Share (pen, ink and watercolour sketch by Alan Rayner, 2022)
‘Counter-Currents’ (Oil painting on canvas by Alan Rayner, 1999)

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Alan Rayner

Alan Rayner

Alan Rayner is an evolutionary ecologist, writer and artist, who is pioneering the philosophy of natural inclusion