Sampling in Hip-Hop as Artistic Transformation
“The Noble, The Splendid, The Terrifying.”
When in nature, one often experiences sublime and religious sentiments. In this piece, a woman stares into nature only to find a reflection of herself; perhaps she has lost—or found—herself in the darkness of the woods. This piece is inspired by a quote from Immanuel Kant’s Observations on the Feeling of the Beautiful and Sublime, in which he writes, “The Noble, The Splendid, The Terrifying.” These words embody the subliminal events within the natural world and the universal feeling that nature is out of human control, beautiful, and calming.