Eco Land Art
These interventions are intended to be an organic and visual symbiosis with their environment. I do not want to disturb, dominate or destroy anything that lives. I just want to add an accent to the natural image, through this way I’m making a connection to my environment.
Eco Land Art Performance, Reclaim Your City (Parking Day), 2018.
Eco Land Art in an urban context through a live performance: putting moss (back) between the street stones of a parking-place in Rotterdam. This could be an ongoing activity: making it grow through the whole street, whilst creating dialogues with the pedestrians. Addressing topics like: public space, green space, aesthetics, usefulness.
The First Cut is the Deepest, mixed organic materials, 2018
Landslide, all organic materials, 2017
This installation consists of individual trees with horizontal strips of moss applied around their trunks. When applied to multiple trees in the forest, it creates a ‘natural manipulation’ of the scene. This work is about how new perspectives can make you feel like the ground in shifting below your feet. The idea came when travelling in Colombia, in the city of Barranquilla. All the trees of this city had the Colombian flag painted around their trunks. This was initiated by the local major on the occasion of a national holiday, in order to create a feeling of belonging amongst the inhabitants of Barranquilla. How do you feel like you belong somewhere? How do you feel connected? Travelling gives you new perspectives and can cause some serious rethinking.
When There Was Only One Fine Line, all organic materials, 2013