Tuesday, May 29, 2012

The perspective of Nature

The Wildcat Fellowship Program began in 2008 with a summer-long residency for Michael Clyde Johnson, who constructed “Room for Forced Perspective” in the forest behind Peter Martin and Patricia Eakins’s house in Claryville, NY. Made of wood, paint, and glass, the work has the following dimensions: front: 96” x 96”; back: 48” x 48”; length: 192.”  The work opens visitors to a new perspective of nature but, at the same time, finds its places on the thin line that divides proposals and forced realities, questioning the very nature of design attitude and choices.

Reverse graffiti

Reverse graffiti, also known as clean tagging, dust tagging, grime writing, green graffiti or clean advertising, is a method of creating temporary or semi permanent images on walls or other surfaces by removing dirt from a surface. It is often done by removing dirt/dust with the fingertip(s) from windows or other dirty surfaces, such as writing 'wash me' on a dirty vehicle. Others, such as artist Moose, use a cloth or a high power washer to remove dirt on a larger scale. English artist Paul Curtis aka Moose is one of the first street artists to make an art piece using the reverse graffiti technique.

Landscape of Art: Marco Casagrande

Sandworm is an organic structure/space/creature realized on the dunes of the Wenduine coastline, Belgium. The 45 meters long and 10 m wide and high installation moves freely in-between architecture and environmental art and is constructed entirely out of willow following the local knowledge of working with sand and willow. Casagrande worked hard with his team of young architects and local experts for 4 weeks in order to create something that he describes as 「weak architecture」 – a human made structure that wishes to become part of nature through flexibility and organic presence. The visitors are describing the Sandworm as a willow cathedral finely tuned to celebrate the site specific conditions of the Wenduine tidal beaches.

Oaxaca botanical garden

The ethnobotanical garden is one of the most extensive and complete collections of Cactaceae and Agaves from the State of Oaxaca.Some of its objectives are to create a collection of live plants, representatives of the rich Oaxacan biodiversity, duly identified and documented, offering the visitor an educational space, aesthetics appreciation and relaxation. In order to demonstrate the relationship between the vegetation and the traditions of Oaxaca, the garden only brings together plants that are relevant to the region’s culture. The plants are not only used for food, medicine, perfume, and fibers, but also as a source of aesthetic inspiration and intellectual stimulation for the people.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Green in Emotion is moving!


First of all, I want to thank you all for having been following Green in Emotion for such a long time: I hope you have enjoyed the posts so far! Green in Emotion is now moving to a new blog, whose themes will be still related to the green world but with a closer -let's say- "artistic point of view". The blog name is giardiniribelli - rebel garden in Italian - and it collects my posts  about  green design, land art, as well as inspiring landscape and art projects. Moreover, in order to avoid confusion and create a complete catalogue of posts, I will periodically re-publish articles coming from here.

Just have a look here at the new blog.

It'd be great to having you passing by sometime! In any case, thanx a lot to you all!

Elena x