DWS_FuchsAugeDesign with Spine is a website devoted to the intersection of art, nature, and aesthetic. Here you will find three types of posts:

  • Inspiration – photographs, video, audio, and art work largely from others, found from various corners of the internet that embody the design with spine philosophy.
  • Observations – comments on inspiration–or anything else that relates to art or nature.
  • Projects – original work, including process posts and finished pieces.

June Matics is an amateur naturalist, petulant artist, web and new media specialist, and activist. She lives in the Washington, DC metro area in the company of a small menagerie and a growing collector’s cabinet.

“We are drowning in information, while starving for wisdom. The world henceforth will be run by synthesizers, people able to put together the right information at the right time, think critically about it, and make important choices wisely.”

– E.O. Wilson, biologist

“I must see new things and investigate them. I want to taste dark water and see crackling trees and wild winds. I want to gaze with astonishment at mouldy garden fences. I want to experience them all, to hear young birch plantations and trembling leaves, to see light and sun, enjoy wet, green-blue valleys in the evening, sense goldfish glinting, see white clouds building up in the sky, to speak to flowers. I want to look intently at grasses and pink people, old venerable churches, to know what little cathedrals say, to run without stopping along curving meadowy slopes across vast plains, kiss the earth and smell soft warm marshland flowers. And then I shall shape things so beautifully: fields of colour…”

– Egon Schiele, painter


  1. It goes without saying, but I’ll say it. Your site is amazing. I look forward to exploring it more.

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