When an artist pays homage to something as mundane as a clump of turf it makes you think. Certainly this is more than a scientific or botanical study. In the book Art As Therapy, the authors argue 16th Century artist Albrecht Durer was presenting an experience of nature that particularly moved him. They believe Durer was hoping his work would encourage us to go outside and look with greater clarity at some aspect of the natural world, rather than take our surroundings for granted.
A Large Piece Of Turf 1503 Albrecht Durer