Nathaniel Galka's work is first and foremost a love for history and nature. His art is derived from the diverse cultural aesthetics of many different centuries. His works are immersed within a multitude of art references that have stimulated inspiration for him. Nathaniel's references are most recently focused on gathering knowledge of the Buddhist arts from the 13th through 17th-century. His appreciation of Asian art primarily exists in silk painting and woodblock prints from Korea and China. Along with introspective minimalist works of Buddhist art, you can also see his love for historical Shinto sum floral paintings of 17th-century Japan and the cultural aesthetic of ikebana (Japanese flower arranging). He gathers his love for this culture as inspiration in his creations.