fossil

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May 5, 2019 by petrujviljoen

Fossil 1 copy (474x700)

Eco Art Copyright Petru J Viljoen

seeds of endurance
fallen, again gathered
stone bespoke

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12 thoughts on “fossil

  1. memadtwo says:

    Endurance is just right. The mystery endures. (K)

  2. susanmehr says:

    This speaks to me, ‘The forgotten seed within each one of us.’ Cheers.

  3. The mysterious photo has such a timeless feeling and then I read the poem. Perfect. Each and together.

    • Thanks. i was ‘doodling’ with fallen leaves and seeds and twigs – it’s called land- or eco art – took a photo and reworked it. While I was doing it I thought: I miss words. 🙂

      • This is really interesting. I’m getting that you are arranging the various natural materials to make a composition. Do you have to use what is there or did you bring some things from another place? I’ve never thought about this idea but I really like it.

        • I use what is there, within easy reach. In this case I was sitting on a bench in the garden, a secluded spot and stuff from the tree above fell on it. The only thing I fetched as such was a flat stone to place it on for the benefit of the photo even if I also like the photos with the bare wood on which I was sitting. It’s been raining for days on end so ‘stuff’ accumulated. Other instances of doing land- or eco art also materials, stones, moss, lichen, sand leaves, within easy, immediate reach.

        • It’s not that one ‘has’ to use what is there, it’s just the way I’ve been doing it. If I had to make a heroic effort it wouldn’t get done. I mostly believe in letting nature stay as it is.

        • I like the idea of, you work with what is there, let it tell you what way to go, and not try to fancy up the process. I think the collage equivalent I’ve done is pull out random papers and see what they do. I really love what you did and I want to try it myself, just because it looks like so much fun, and very calming.

        • It is calming indeed! There’s some landart I don’t agree with. Altering the land(scape) using earthworks!!

        • Yes. Around here it was common in the past, with new housing subdivisions and so on. Now they are much more restrictive, worrying about flooding and water runoff.

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