Sunday, May 02, 2010

Spring Beech Leaf Circle

Spring Beech Leaf Circle, originally uploaded by escher....

One thing I love about making land art is solitude and peace and quiet, or is that three things?

So I will leave you in peace and quiet today by saying very little.

It was my first visit today to Tithe Barn woods when there were leaves on the trees. The atmosphere was different, tranquil but full of life.

After making sculptures there, so far only with brown, I needed to add in the new element of growth.

There's nothing wrong with brown:
Part 1, Part 2, Part 3.

I decided to bring together all the different beech leaves I could find. The lime-green of new growth, bleached white by the sun, mid-brown fallen leaves that were protected from the radiation and darker brown leaves, half rotten in the water.

So there you go. That's all that is needed for land art. One material, the action of the sun and some peace and quiet.


JuicyFig said...

Hi there! I love your work - tried a little land art myself in the past, really theraputic pottering round by the river collecting stones etc...

Love your photography as well!


Richard Shilling said...

Ki Kath, and thanks for the compliments! It's great fun isn't it? I think you should get and do some more!

Thanks for taking the time.