SKIPPED NUMBER 7

the seven shows
how you can go around and around
till you find them trees you funded
to pick their
fruit
flowers
nuts
seeds
branches

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GOING ROUND UNTIL YOU COME TO THE CORE

 

Write poems in their shade
paint or draw
the light in their leafs
forget that we can’t do a thing
about
as we did do
a lot about it

 

Just two more to go.

 

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Slide 8 trees skipped the 7

If you ever hear me saying something bad about trees, call the ambulance as there will be something seriously wrong with me.
In other words i love trees!
There are not many landscapes without trees, even in the harsh environment of cities you will see trees. Trees make hard edges soft.

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It is my honest opinion that trees are artists.
In 2013 i discovered this amazing Beech tree at the Gwaun Valley and came to the conclusion that trees are artists.
Creating Land Art with trees is like a collaboration with a diverse group of artists and there is no way you can tell them what to do and how to represent themselves.
Here you can read about trees as artists and meet the amazing artists the Beech tree.

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Whenever you tell a tree, you can’t do that, there will be one who will prove you wrong. A tree on the rocks, trees on the old building creeping out of a broken window.

 

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Trees grow tall, trees grow small very small.

 

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Trees leave no footprint, trees leave leafs and take your footprint within them to eat up our vandalising breath.

 

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So tell me, just tell me how can you own a tree, how can you own growth from a tree.

Well, you plant them and you plant even more TREES to enjoy their artistic approach to life on this planet.

 

 

Price of ART, once again

scents off senses

Standing on art markets is at the best of times a challenge, but this time, well let me tell you about it.
Scent of Seven Senses, is a beech wood sculpture made in 2012, and measure 39 x 29 x 7 cm.
It is very smooth even the wood is hard and finished with oil and wax.
This sculpture was used on the last art market as a bit of a try out to see how people value art.
People were asked what price they put on it after telling how long it took to make and that it came from a solid piece of wood.
All sort of interesting discussions came. It didn’t matter how long it took the artist to make it matters what people feel it is worth. Never saw this attitude elsewhere in the commercial market, but ok. People in shops etc usually don’t ask you what is it worth for you, so lets listen.
The prices people gave was and is well under the minimum wage.

holistic

It made me think. The work artists do has little to no value for people? Why is that attitude? How did it develop?
Over the last 21 years i have seen the art market changes and not for the benefit of the artists nor the customers.

A little stroll over the art market made me realise that most people there are not registered traders. It doesn’t mean they are not artists but they seem to sell for a different reason than making a living from it. Once you earn money with your trade you must register in The Netherlands, not when you do it voluntary (as a hobby).

The following article shows how this has been an ongoing problem for artists. You might use the online tools to put the fair price on your art, the fact stays that most people on the markets or in galleries will not pay it.
An alternative is seen on many art markets, the fast art, the faster you make it the cheaper you can sell it.
Yep, plenty of fast art around on the art market i attended, but wood can’t be easy made into fast art. DaBeArt has some small sculptures for a lower price, which we mainly sell on markets. It is an illusion that people will see the difference between the fast art and the slow art.

When talking to artists you see the frustrations we have and share. It seems to be a commercial artist you must leave your artistic expression behind and must adjust your skills to speed.
No more concessions from us artists in this case. The booked and paid art markets will be made into an entertainment for the artists not the passing public.
Here in The Netherlands they have a new name ‘verdien model’ the model for earning money. That model might no longer be art for DaBe

It made me think, will people be willing to pay for the Land Art Forest? ? ?

Perhaps give it an other name without art in the name? Perhaps not?
The aim of the Land Art Forest is to give something back to nature without a commercial aspect.
Still i need to eat and drink and also pay the rent and all the rest, is that too much to ask?

flow 9 it is all in your head

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SLIDE 5 AND 6

What to prove
by
planting a tree
How to perceive beyond
the green

sixty centimetres
noting more
skinny being in cracked soil

 slight different angle
aspects turned around
to breath
more than sound
when growth outmined viewpoint
against the wind
inside that intersection of no belief

 

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Slide 5 PLANTING TREES

 

Its all done before
and
it will be done again
to form a pattern
close a circle

tree will outgrow you and me
to leave something, we can’t reach
telling stories nobody reads

time will tell
how we feel
interactive transgression
meaning of nature to clean
that what we leave in a leaf
the counter weight of transactions
showing an image  not made by hand

 

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slide 6 other artists

 

to shake it all again
not so sure about the name
as what is in the name of ART
more than poverty over brain
what is it worth
for YOU?

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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

 

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Slide two

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

 

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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.

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