Slide 3 and 4

words
of reactionary
feelings flow down the line

CleGYR Boia rock from Boia

how it was
how it became
a bubble inside grass
circle upon circle
number 40 and 4
connected in 9
circles
each with their own
story line

Gossammer

hard core soil
boiled under pressure
for growth
rock upon rock
1 step
stick in reverse
web of tiny lines
dew shivers
rose shelter

growth under passion
holding life within life
without meaning
without desire
spiky cloak cover
hide

 

DABE-ART

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Slide two

Going from a poem inside the drop towards the conversation on the ground.

 

slide2conversation

LandArt

 

As there is not much more to say i share some great sites to explore:

 

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The idea is not new but old, planting a garden is art, illustrating that garden is art, telling stories about that garden is art, taking a photo of that garden is art, hiding in that garden is art.

and

https://herbariumworld.wordpress.com/2018/04/23/the-herbarium-aesthetic-form-and-beauty/

why we do what we do, why not

and

http://infom.org/aboutus/

when you need some rest

 

yearrock

tock de rock

 

till next week

 

First slide

Wooowyyy it is done. The slide show is finished and the text is send for translation into Portuguese.
The slide will also form the pages of a booklet with additional information.
The website has been updated and the Land Art Forest is life, the first person stands on the list.

The hardest was to shift through  all them photos and than to find the words with it. The slides will be shared here so yours all can be a part of it even if you are on the other site of the world.
Each week one slide will be shown here:

slide1poem

to start with

 

It is a photo from Almond blossom with the reflection of the Almond tree in the raindrop.
You might recognise the words.

DabeArt

 

BackGround

Something a bit different.

In the progress of making a slideshow for the exhibition, sort of powerpoint. The slides are made with photos and text and at times there is a need for some neutral background instead of blinding white.

SO

slidebackgroundB&W

 

The camera became a paintbrush with at times good results even from the 230 shots just 5 are suitable.

 

slidebackgroundpurpleandgreen

 

Fading colours with a high iso

 

slidebackgroundrainbow

 

Rainbow effect with water

 

slidesquare

 

that didn’t work out but still a great picture with an other rainbow

 

dropwindow

 

OK this is not what was expected but what the eyes see the camera shall capture

the beauty being self employed no boss tells you that was not your task, or job description for today nor quality controle

no excuses needed

 

Water

REFLECTION

REFLECTION

 

Last week agenda took an unexpected turn, to the watersite.
Experiments with earth and paper had to make space for boats and water.

 

Promotion material

drops of promo under the tree roots

 

The promotion material for the art markets are made and ready. Water seems to be the subject of last week even in the promotion.
The framed photo is an old photo made in 2003 with my last analoge camera. A filter was used to create a round frame around the photo and of course a black and white film.
It is an amazing tree standing on the edge of Cleddau River in Wales. Once a ferry was going to the other site, now it is left to do what it likes.
The trees here need to deal with, yep, water as it is a tidal river with brackish water. The tides have washed away the soil, creating an amazing sculpture by showing the strong roots from the trees.

Now a new river flows along my home and soon i will float along in a wooden boat up to some Art Markets.
Still had some time to experiment with my camera in making underwater photos.

 

parelmoer

parelmoer

 

The result is odd, but gives a ‘Nacra’ shine as if we are looking in the inside of a shell. It is just the reflection of light in water at a certain angle, showing us that light has a bundle of colours.
A prisma under water bended by movement.

 

 

Paper

The ideas around the exhibition taking more shape. Paper forms a part of one of the two ideas that will come to fruition.

 

Paper Web

Paper Web

 

Most photos will cover the paper, this time the paper will cover the photos. Paper relates to trees and nature. We can make paper from different material not just wood pulp, you don’t even need to cut the tree to get the pulp.
The making of the paper by myself did pass by. A trip to the art supply shop followed.

 

Plant Paper

Plant Paper

 

It is for sure they have better paper than i will ever been able to make. The touch of the paper must be right, not smooth but rough. Yet, the looks must be plain so not to take away the eye from the photos.

 

Recycled paper

recycled

 

Keep in mind the environmental impact of paper. So 4 sheets of paper are here to experiment with to make a final decision.
It all depends how the paper will act with the drop technic i want to use.
The idea came from accidental art, art that just happens but is not planned.

 

paperkrijtdrop

 

Letting a drop of water run over paper with pigment and see what comes out.
The next department in de shop was, pigments and well earth pigments.
The roots of the tree stand in earth even touching stones and rocks. Trees need water and water need trees, hence the drop of water.
The earth pigments were used for early art, cave art many might have washed away some stayed.
It will be a new challenge to learn how to make paint from ground sources, it fits better within the picture of Land Art.

 

paperburnedwood

 

Charcoal will come in as well, willow charcoal and chalk, Dover chalk.
The next few weeks will be dedicated to messy experiments to get the final image just about right.

The exhibition will not be filled with old photos or material. It will also not picture an image of the Land Art Forest.
Subtle connections will flow through the rhetoric of the exhibition.
Painting and photography have been in a kind of debate, taking opposite visions, here they will come together to form one.

Music will not come into the picture nor film that will only happen in the viewer mind.