Biomimicry is a discipline used to solve problems in design and engineering by taking inspiration from nature. The tendency to learn from and imitate nature has been observed since the time of primitive humans. Mythology and cultural contexts have also played an important role in inspiration from nature. Humans have told mythological stories and shaped their cultural expressions using symbols and motifs of the natural world. The intrinsic human connection to nature is the concept of biophilia. People feel an attraction to nature through factors such as the desire to be in natural environments, the urge to interact with plants and the relaxing effects of natural elements. Nature has a positive impact on people's mental and emotional health, and people can improve their mood by drawing inspiration from nature. This article explores the process of being inspired by nature, the concepts of biomimicry and biophilia, the role of nature inspiration in mythology and cultural contexts, the intrinsic human connection to nature, and nature-inspired art and design. The aim of this article is to examine how nature has been a source of inspiration and influence for centuries, and to explore its potential as a resource that can still be utilised in the future.
Keywords: biomimicry, biophilia, nature-inspired design, art, design