Water is essential for all dimensions of life. Over the past few decades, use...– world bank
tumblr search results for landart i remember that somebody blogged my image on tumblr a while back, but i had absolutely no idea that it had become so popular. here’s a link to the search: www.tumblr.com/search/landart here are links to the bloggers: ndotn.tumblr.com/ magic-carpet.tumblr.com/ limadean.tumblr.com/ arakawamemo.tumblr.com/ yusukenakanishi.tumblr.com/ mashiron.tumblr.com/...
Asia is not going to be civilized after the methods of the West. There is too...– Rudyard Kipling
And the first rude sketch that the world had seen was joy to his mighty heart,...– The Conundrum of the Workshops Rudyard Kipling
Google image search results for landart when sorted by red orange yellow and green respectively I love it when google improves its image search results, especially when my images float up to the top. (Sorting image search results according to their color is only available for google.com, the rest of the world is going to have to wait). vi.sualize.us is the site that helped my images climb in...
I think our TV news editors are still sometimes using the language of government...– Ken Loach
If people think nature is their friend, then they sure don’t need an...– Kurt Vonnegut
Karl Blossfeldt “Wundergarten der Nature” Karl Blossfeldt is a hero of mine. He was a professor at the “Universität der Künst” here in Charlottenburg about a hundred years ago, and he didn’t consider himself an artist or a photographer, but rather took photos of weeds he collected on the outskirts of Berlin to use as subject material in the University. So he...
A first-rate soup is more creative than a second-rate painting.– Abraham Maslow
Experimentation Everything I do is an experiment. If the picture I make is good or not is of little importance in comparison to what I have learned. If the experiment ‘works’ I have the feeling of arrival, of completion, I am finished with the idea. If it doesn’t work I often learn far more; it makes me think about why I failed, and often gives me dozens of new ideas.
What I like about Lehnin I only got to know Lehnin last summer during a Nature Art Symposium organised by the Sculpture Park/Culture Institute, but it made a very lasting impression, possibly also because of all the great artists I met at the symposium. During the symposium I created a piece which I called ‘water me’, which is the first thing I have worked on for more than three days...
My landart has floated to the top of yahoo image search! This picture of mine was recently ‘faved’ almost fifty times on http://ffffound.com (here’s the link) which resulted in an enormous traffic increase for the original image on flickr, which, in turn, resulted in better ranking for my image in the yahoo image search results for landart. So I am very very pleased with...
etsy has promised to start implementing a relevancy algorithm I like etsy, but there are certain design flaws that make me wonder if etsy’s creators have ever heard of usability. Why do they use flash for statistical data? I have to wait for a whole flash animation to load when i want to see who has ‘faved’ my shop, and instead of just showing the number of favs next to the...
Cultural Confinement according to Robert Smithson I never understood american landart. Smithson and the rest of them were too abstract for me, although I thought that maybe I could change my opinion if I could ever go and see what they had done onsite. But I recently stumbled accross an excellent article about the beginning of land art in america which quoted Smithson, and I was most impressed...
i didn’t understand kinectic sculpture until i saw one of george rickey’s works in lehnin last summer, and i was checking out some of his works on youtube when i stumbled across the work of theo jansen. that is one crazy artist! very inspiring.
‘green’ exhibition @ havenarts.org i never thought so much would happen this year: first the ‘nature art symposium lehnin’, and now, at the end of the week, an exhibit in the haven arts gallery in nyc! (not to mention my productive visit to england) ironic that i set myself ‘green’ goals at the beggining of this year, without guessing that i would...
david vs goliath
this wonderful portrait by paul distefano is the first image that flickr serves up as ‘most interesting’ when searching for ‘olympics2008’. china may be stronger than tibet, but they are no match for the dalai lama, and he has more allies here in the west than china does. lets just hope that business doesn’t have the last word.
For the first time, after all the sleepless nights, he considered the word...– Dermot Healy, “a goat’s song”
even if the heaviest snow of the winter was two weeks ago spring is definately here in berlin and my goal is to do more work in green. green is my favorite colour, and although i have done quite alot of work in green i’ve hardly ever accomplished anything in spring. last spring i did a couple of ‘snake’ motives which i am really pleased about, but they were not green, one of...
my images have made it into the top row of google...
thanks to picasaweb :) i read about how uploading images to picasaweb gets better google image search results, and that was the primary reason for using picasaweb. using picasaweb after using flickr is about as frustrating as opening a tin can without a can opener, and after uploading two dozen images more than a year ago, i went back to using flickr and almost forgot about picasaweb until...
evolution of snakes
things are looking up. three years ago i did a longish snakey piece using pieces of poplar twigs laid out on concrete. i always knew i would come back to it, and last year i did. its about all i did in the way of landart last year, but its progress none the less! i did the two in the middle in the spring of last year while i was visiting my brother in willoughby ohio, and the one on the right...