May 5, 2019 by petrujviljoen
Eco Art Copyright Petru J Viljoen
seeds of endurance
fallen, again gathered
Category: photography, poetry
| Tags: endurance, fossil, haiku, micro-poem, photography, poetry, senryu, stone
Endurance is just right. The mystery endures. (K)
This speaks to me, ‘The forgotten seed within each one of us.’ Cheers.
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.
Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:
You are commenting using your WordPress.com account.
( Log Out /
You are commenting using your Twitter account.
( Log Out /
You are commenting using your Facebook account.
( Log Out /
Connecting to %s
Notify me of new comments via email.
This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.
Available on Amazon
Available at Amazon.com
Available at https://www.amazon.co.uk/As-World-Burns-Writers-Artists/dp/1951724046
Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material or any part of this material without express and written permission from myself is strictly prohibited.