How are you? Well I hope, after putting the clocks back, we have a bright shiny day so I went back up to Whitewebbs to check on my artwork, It was OK, the wind and rain had hardly moved it.
It’s a bit like owning a masterpiece you have to keep restoring it, to keep it at its best. I am now, along with the employees of Enfild councilthe only unpaid curator on the whitewebbs team.
Today in my collaboration with the woods I drew a tree it was about six meters tall or long made out of the branches of dead trees, there are lots of real dead trees lying on the floor at Whitewebbs but I wanted my drawing to look alive so I based it in a live tree. Here it is;
Figure 1 (17 10 29 01) Forest collaboration 2 Sculpted tree from the side digital photograph
Figure 2 (17 10 29 02) Forest collaboration 2 Sculpted tree from below digital photograph
Whitewebbs is a good location for doing this, land artists seem to seek out remote locations like moors and things where there is no sign of anyone interacting with the landscape previously, Whitewebbs is pretty remote.
Looking at the pictures now I think I need to go back and give my drawing a bit more volume maybe it will become a sculpture.
As well as a drawing it is the trace of a piece of performance art, I didn’t have much of an audience but I was performing albeit only tidying up the forest.
I am more pleased than yesterday because my drawing blends in with its surroundings and if anyone should stumble across it, it is unmistakable a work of art
My love as always