Nature as a work of art
Dr. Church saw beauty and infinity in the natural world, and he could not help but view nature through the lens of his classical training. His descriptions of nature are often poetic and personified, with comparisons drawn between nature and works of art. His writing shows nature not only as an object of study, but as one of reverence and grandeur.
The beauty and majesty of nature made up an essential part of Dr. Church’s endeavors: he was eager to capture it through narrative and photographs so that he could share it with a wide audience.