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 (the whole thing actually took about 10 days to complete).
Later, in the fall during a pumpkin festival, I did some very experimental work with yellow confetti-sized leaves.
And during my last visit this winter, I worked with fire and ice on the lake.
During the symposium I also created a video with the help of Haesim Kim, a Korean artist, who was friendly enough to shoot the film for me. When I finally get around to uploading the film somewhere I will re-edit this post and add it.
Every time I went to Lehnin I took both Marin and Emily along, and they had a fairly wild time rowing up and down the canal, playing with an enormous dog, and fishing for minnows in a nearby stream. Eckhart Haisch, who runs the Sculpture Park, and Martin and Gisela Schneider, who are responsible for the guest house where always very very helpful, and hospitable. If I asked for an axe, I got three different kinds, and a chainsaw, etc…
A map with pictures is on the way, as soon as google or flickr start behaving :)