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A writing LandArtist

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Here we are with how it went and not went while dribbling with earth pigments over paper.

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dripping mountain

Most paper could not cope and just became dirty, yet the simple drawing paper went how it should have went.
Leaving a river, better said veins. Like the sea leaving the beach.

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more to come

Water uncontrollable dripping all over the place, buckling the paper in hills, mountains and valleys.

Background courage.

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venture

The veins on paper reflect the veins in the leaf. A sheet off paper with the leaving leaf.

RIVER TREE
huge stem
breaking
water pomp
into
smaller and smaller
division
flapping wing in desperation

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a float

 

While doing and doing a bit more you get other surprises.
love how the camera interpretative the subject to its own demand.

 

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what we don’t see

Vague expression.
Vage gewaarwording onder
een kantklos

A decision has been made to create a photo-poetry-book with the title Mestanda.

The book will be for sale at the exhibition and have a selection of the photoworks on display plus some extras.
You will be able to buy it no matter where you are on this planet.

MESTANDA

 

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The Garden as ART

While sitting by the riverside with a blogger, the subject garden as art came briefly up in the conversation.
Why can’t a garden be a piece of art? There are many and many more examples of gardens as artistic expression.
When you enter an art-college you will not find any courses to become an artist in the media gardening, is that a reason to not see a garden as a way to express yourself artistically?

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For 27 years now the Garden Festival at Chaumont-Sur-Loire shows, you sure can create a garden as a piece of art.
24 small gardens from around 100 square metre are create according to a theme, last year theme was ‘Flower Power’
As in any other exhibition you see several artistic expressions of the exhibition title.
Last your i was there.

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Perhaps it is the sheer 1000 ways of gardening that scares people of, maybe.
One garden that has been excepted by the art community, including art colleges, is the garden by filmmaker Derek Jarman.
He created against all odds an amazing garden, he was no gardener had little knowledge. He went along in the locale landscape and collected rocks, wood, old iron and created. A poem appeared on the site of the cottage as a part of the garden.

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There are so many, many and even more ways to use natural material to create a piece of art in the frame of a garden.
An other famous piece of work at the other site of the spectrum of scale is the garden from Charles Jencks with the title Garden of Cosmic Speculation.
He went ahead with the bigger machines to create a new concept for landscaping and created art. You can see it like a sculpture where you can walk inside and what you never can see at once.

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We are not talking here of a sculpture in the garden but the garden as a sculpture, a garden is 3 dimensional.
The art can be minimum using just 6 trees to express more than just an image. Artist Jaume Plensa used poetry, trees and brons to create a small minimum garden which will grow steady on, The Heart of Trees.

 

 

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The new trend, in gardening is vertical gardens, using space optimal.
Italian artists used vertical gardening to express Flower Power in a colourful way.
Entering the garden you see white flowering plants in white cubes in walls and at the back a reflection of colours in metal.

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Walk and turn and you see the other site of the walls planted in colours. The title was “Monochrome Blanc” and my favourite of the 24.

Number two was the Hot planet garden from Alexis Tricoire, who explored the power of plants to survive the heating up from our planet.

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A garden as art will always change and grow. When you let it go and grow it will fall apart to create natures own expression of emotions. Perhaps therefor people don’t want it as art, you can’t hang it in a museum for generations to come to admire the same picture year after year, century after century.
When you leave the garden it will appear again like a lost message in time, revealing what once was lost.

When you have a garden create a space no matter how small to do something artistic, forget all the norms and regulations.
No garden, no problem use any bowl to create the same.

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Not a sculpture in the garden but the garden being the sculpture.

Like any other art it will take time to learn, to get to know the material you want to work with.

 

 

 

inspirational

EXPERIMENTS
REFLECTED BY NATURE

 

RIPPLEDANCE

filtering thoughts

 

 

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forest reflection

not much more
to say

Yesterday made in de Hollandse-Biesbosch at het Griend-eiland a beautiful place to be.
Will be doing some workshops there in the near future, calling it silent photography.

 

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

typical

 

Illuminated Lightness

Illuminated Lightness

emotional landscape, beautiful to be

Illuminated Lightness

First art work for the exhibition Finished

 

twisted words flowing
from one landscape into an other
land scape
as we try to find
a missing
point

 

RIVERS

rivers

 

floating over recycled waste
landing inside
memories

making connections
bridging
river edges

mistic waters
shifting space
pillow tears

caravan

living on the edge

 

line by line
makes no sense
you need to turn your head
swing around
corners
reading mindset

 

it is already written

mistakes

 

moving numbers
one year
to next year
soul solid solitude

 

rivermist

where it will be

 

cloud river
Illuminated Lightness
double

 

Sometimes things just happen while clearing up, finding bits and pieces, reading old notebooks.
The poem starts in the top left corner and ends next to the photo, hard to read but perhaps that is not needed.
Als je Nederlands spreekt dan kan je elk woord lezen.

 

Beesje

Under cover

them tiny corners under feet
reflecting hidden songs, if you look hard
you will find her on the site of your written book

 

site corner

 

She hides for the stars of eyes your eyes mine eyes our eyes
she hide and cries between lost leafs
leaving her sky behind
her wandering over the unknown

 

red companion

 

she burst into cover not to run
a red companion with black dots under white stem Birch
trees
how can i hide like her

 

hide

 

the call of that lost moment
everybody wants to go to that forest as a reflection on running pencils
under music of leafs they all sit in total silence
while going somewhere

 

flight

 

she flies away
over pocket secrets
which beak will capture her red motion
tickle them black dots above moving feet with hundred toes
got to show how
thats why sun shines
if you don’t know why you shine
under them leafs you got to go

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A little visitor while writing in my notebook made the day extra special, she wasn’t the only visitor.
Life is wonderful in a forest.
Went to discover a new place to take some photos of leafs for the exhibition and to write poetry for the exhibition.
it was a very inspirational day.

leaf collage

Some experiments in making collages.

 

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its all within the eye

 

Its made with the help of a desktop publishing program.

The photo was made very pale as if suffered from the flu or so.

 

leafdust

 

You cut and paste and cut some more.

Not even sure where it will go.

Leafy photos made different to create the impression of a totally new forest erasing the old.

 

JA NO 9 and 10

negen
nine
9
good number
they say

 

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the final

 

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So now my task lays with collecting people, people who are willing to create this Land Art Forest.
Community art for nature made with people, wherever you are on this planet.
Nature knows no borders, no nationalities.
Imagine you have trees at a place you can’t be but will never leave.
perhaps
Once a year with an art event we come together one way or an other to find inspiration.
Maybe virtual, possible actual, what ever way, it will be a part of you.

LAND ART FOREST