The resources available in nature can be used to create artworks. There are three main natural sources that artists use to create various artifacts. The sources are i] plant source ii] animal source
iii] mineral source
These are the resources that are extracted from plants and trees in the environment. Almost all parts of a plant or tree can be used to make functional artefacts. For example, the leaves of some plant species, such as the palm, can be used to make interesting temporary hats for joyful occasions. The palm fronds or twigs can be split and woven into baskets and other forms of containers for storage and storage of agricultural products and personal effects. The trunks of plant species such as Sese, Asanfena, Sapele, Mahogany, Wawa and others can be used to carve beautiful and functional sculptural figures. What about the seeds of these plants? They can be covered with a thread and used to make various beads for body decoration. Form, shape and texture of the trees were and are an important source for the development of ideas for artists from the past and the present. The harmonies in the colors of the flowers were imitated by designers of packaging and other visual communications as their color schemes.
This refers to the resources derived from animals. Priority is the skins, skins and tipping of small and large animals, from which leather is produced in the tanning process. From the leather material countless items such as hats, jackets, belts, lampshades, furniture, placemats, wall hangings, etc. can be made. The furs and feathers of some mammals and birds are used to make brush bristles. Some are used to make quills for writing calligraphies, while others are dyed in beautiful colors and used to make brooches and other delicate ornaments in dresses.
The bones and ivory of some animal species can be made into interesting objects and figures. Some are used to make musical instruments such as horns that create beautiful sounds for entertainment purposes. The fat of some of these animals is used to make binders for paints and sometimes glue. The teeth of some animals can be used to make pendants and other forms of jewelry to decorate the body.
This refers to the resources that are extracted from the ground or hidden in the deep caverns of the earth. These include precious metals such as gold, silver, bronze, bauxite, etc. These precious metals are poured into beautiful sculptural figures. Others are used to make medals and other forms of jewelry. Other precious and semi-precious stones such as diamond, turquoise and others are also used by artists, especially jewelers who make brooches, coats of arms and jewelery of all kinds.
In addition, the ceramic and ceramic materials such as clay, gypsum, cement, glazes and other important chemicals are extracted from the minerals of the environment. Vases, tiles, goods and pots of various shapes and colors are made by artists as a result of the raw materials extracted from the mineral springs of the environment.