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

 

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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

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

 

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Fading colours with a high iso

 

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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

 

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.

 

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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.

i Am a LEAF on the Wind

chaos of the making

which word

i Am a LEAF on the Wind floating escaping seeking direction
inside the millions of Words
Hundreds of rules
Thousands of images
i Am a LEAF on the Wind  realising what trees have been
a selection in the forest value of numbers reselection
i Am a LEAF on the Wind Blown away in thousands
curls, swirls, whirls, spinning Twists as to wonder
Where to land

Chaos in the fallen leaf

falling

i Am a LEAF on the Wind
What to say as things, people, trees, rocks, seeds, birds, bees pass BY
i Am a LEAF on the Wind  rushing to find soil
to enter the world of ground
aWay from air bubbles, rumbling resonant vibration
Right back into that wandering feeling to set the first step into the unknown direction
discovering which way to go while roaming
like a leaf on the wind
finding the moment to fall

overwhelming chaos

do you know that feeling

and go against all odds
figuring things out while moving
as a fall is just The beginning of lost memories of
strength
courage
stamina
intensity
a leaf on the wind is not afraid to fall down
to a new other existent surrounding
to become a nemophilist

chaos inside an image

i must not forget what i did to create the new

The above is not much else than artistic therapy on the moment i feel so overwhelmed by the new project.
Now  a new picture hangs there to remind me
i Am a LEAF on the Wind

It is also a part of showing a more personal struggle that lays behind the Land Art Forest.
Before i had the land and the ideas followed upon it now i have the ideas but not the land.
How to persuade people to join this project, without loosing the artistic approach.
On one side there is the need to be professional according to the rules and perspectives that people have and on the other side lays the forest as art.

seeing chaos

what it should be

 

In the end
i Am a LEAF on the Wind
ready to fall Down

 

Leaving details

As a part of an exhibition in 2010 with the title ‘GreenbloodRedblood’ i created some images.

GreenbloodandRedblood 2010

veins

bloodblad

red blood in green

The amazing veins in a leaf searching for that river trail.

How does it flow.

For only a moment.

 

leaf labyrinth

from green to

 

it never stays

it goes

leaf remains

slowly

half digested by time

one step

and

its gone into crumbles

patience

leaf white bones

bones

 

of it goes

into soil

to spread the wings of

new leaf on the wind

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In a forest lays the hidden reality, de verborgen werkelijkheid, realidade occult, Realiti cudd, versteckte Realität and so much more.
These photos are experiments with filters and framing the coming months there will be many more experiments.

The camera is fantastic in macro photos and has several possibilities for filters like: fisheye, sparkle, reflection, fragmented, pop art, soft focus, pale light colour, grainy film, pin hole, diorama, dramatic tone.
Not sure by any of them, it can give a mixed reality which i like to achieve in some way. Let the photos be in such a way that people look and wonder what is……….

There will be several series, several stories to tell and one will be the story of a leaf.

The way to show? Perhaps as a collage. Perhaps as a leaf. Not sure, i have plenty ideas.
The roaming balls, the hidden holes, the forgotten tunnel just to mention 3.

The dead leafs are on the path for just a few more weeks so no time for experiment more time for that one moment of seeing.

 

 

 

 

 

Land Art Conversation

The Land Art ‘movement’ never wrote a manifesto like other art movements. You can therefor find as many different definitions of Land Art as there are land art artists.

Land Art Poetry 'Crack'

Land Art Poem

The following definition inspired me into a new thinking in 2009:
“Land Art is a conversation with nature/landscape, questioning our (human) relationship with the land and nature, to articulate the experience of landscape and nature.”
Perhaps the conversation between me and nature became literal, in the meaning of actual, by writing with and in the landscape the feelings it aroused in me.

Land Art Poetry

There were it happens

 

An other much used definition comes from ‘Ben Tufnell’ in his book ‘Land Art’ :
– Land Art is the use of art to enact or articulate a direct, non-pictorial engagement with landscape and nature, or to re-order our response to place, landscape or nature.
The photos here are the documentation of the art but not the Land Art.
When you look at both definitions you see the word articulate, which means so much as expressing oneself ‘clearly’ or speaking ‘clearly’.
Expressing oneself has everything to do with putting in words or show an emotion.
Words do disappear like nature these days.

 

the disappearing of words

disappearing

 

My response: Nature does not discriminate what has made the land/ground, it doesn’t matter if mining or termites or even earthquakes made the ground. Constant change is a main principle, once gone nature comes back different.
As Land Art urges us to RE-examen our relationship with landscape and nature. Can we re-create landscape/nature or is it once gone, never come back?

 

Land Art Poetry Trail

TRAIL

 

I wanted to find out if we can re-create nature within a man made landscape.
To do this I had to let go of box thinking; culture, wild, environmentalism all belong to a box with a certain label. Human-made can be nature. The Land Art should not become moralising and certainly not a new box with attached new labels.

In this way I made ‘Vagdavercustis’ by having a conversation with nature and the landscape. I Re-examine my own relationship with nature and the landscape, seeing what we articulate, express put into words can become nature.

 

LOPE

LOPE not loop

 

If we walk or if we drive we see and experience landscape.

 

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