Thank you for finding me, I am so glad that you are here!
I am Gyaneshwari Dave. The author, poet, and artist behind – Pineconedream. The aim of this space is to help you live a beautiful, creative, and inspired life by bringing to you the beauty and messages from nature.
WHAT I DO
For as long as I can remember, I have found my serenity, meaning & spiritual quest in just one place – Nature.
Being in the wilderness, walking the trails, going to mountains, and visiting forests – returning to nature, again and again, has remained my greatest sources of pleasure, wisdom, soul searching, and intellectual stimulation.
The order, design, aesthetics, and wisdom present in nature keep compelling me to create different depictions of nature – with words and illustrations.
WHAT WILL YOU FIND HERE?
I illustrate & design surface patterns inspired by my fleeting moments with nature & its wonderful creations.
The meditative process of sketching & arranging pattern elements is like solving a puzzle, piece by piece. When solved perfectly, it tells the viewer this fascinating, visually perpetual story.
I love how effortlessly surface patterns can make everyday objects of our lives special.
POETRY / WRITING
“A Word With Wilderness – Poems Inspired By American Nature” – is a compilation of my 32 selected poems accompanied by my nature illustrations.
On my blog, I express my interpretations of nature and our relationship with her – as poems and articles.
Sometimes I also ponder on various topics of creativity like graphic design, illustration, photography, and my own work in general.
My process of writing & designing almost always starts with photography.
Not only it as an excellent form of visual art and self-expression, but I also value photography for the reason that it lets me re-live the priceless moments spent in nature, again & again.
I often combine mindfulness quotes with my nature photos to create thought-provoking picture quotes.
When I wanted to create a brand that could represent my nature-inspired visual & written works, at once I thought of one of the most exquisite & curious objects found in nature – a Pinecone. It symbolizes nature, creativity, and spirituality – in a uniquely beautiful, yet unassuming fashion.
Here is why I consider pinecones special:
Pine trees are believed to be among the oldest plant species on earth and thus pinecones are rather ancient representatives of nature.
In many old as well as present-day cultures, pinecones are considered sacred emblems of human enlightenment and spiritual awakening.
With that distinctly elegant geometrical design of spines spiraling in a Fibonacci sequence in both directions, a pinecone also intrigues me as a perfect piece of creativity.
Fascinated by their charm and enigma, I often find myself picking up pinecones from under those majestic pine trees. About that, here is a poem from my book.
This website was founded and known as Lensdepictions before 2018 when I rebranded it.
I WOULD LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU!