The idea for Land Art Poetry started many years ago while making the beach art Lupin Curl.
Poetry is always a part of the art made by me, sometimes as inspiration other times as a reaction to the art.
How can you combine the poem with the LandArt?
At the time i was active on the internet in several platforms and so the idea was to combine them platforms together with LandArt and Poetry.
The group on Flicker Land Art Connection gave a photo from LandArt made by them, which were showed on a Haiku group in Second Life (virtual reality program). The poets choose a photo, wrote a poem for the LandArt. The two were combined printed and became the Land Art Poetry Trail which was showed actually in the Rookery Walled Garden and Vagdavercustis LandArt Garden.
Some photos you can still be seen on Flicker
From the LandArt Poetry Trail followed poetry written in the landscape.
The beach slate was used on purpose. My mother learned to write on Slate, in the early years of last century. The expression; ‘clean slate’ comes from the old schools when they wiped their slates to write again and again.
The poem was written in reaction on the frustrating climate change conferences failing time after time. Every line was taken from one of the many comments found on the internet.
It was on the waterline which will be altered in the future by climate, that day just by high tide.
Over the years it developed bit by bit to using found object from the landscape to write with. Crack was written with little white pebbles from the beach filling the writing in the sand.
The spot was the poem. When you stand on the coast path above this beach you see a rock wall with a passing through, only by low tide.
It took two days of making, only one hour to disappear.
Every landscape has a different disappearing. What you see today you will not see tomorrow.
At times it goes by tidal flows, other times it goes by seasons and by different interaction of the elements in the landscape.
One poem was lost due to a badger walking through it, day after day.
River poem was changed by the weather, wind and rain.
Other LandArtists also uses poetry as a part of their art, Richard Long used poetry. He used the poetry more like visual poetry written on paper, one example you find here .
You will find other poetry in the outdoors written on walls or engraved in rocks.
Land Art Poetry is different it will not stay all that remains is a photograph.
The letters disappear, most are written with chalk or charcoal. Some letters are written with white ink. You can imagine somebody finding a pebble on the beach with just one letter on it, makes one wonder.
On my Twitteraccount you will find next week several photos of other LandArt Poetry made by me over the years.
For the new LandArt Poem you need to wait for the right weather conditions, perhaps coming Thursday.