art in nature
The source of my site-specific art is an inner dialogue with the place. I experience its silence, its history, its geography and create in response and in harmony with what exists.
An art project is a temporary intervention in nature, nature remains predominant. Art and nature strengthen each other. Art possibly brings the history of the site into life, evokes to discover the place and creates awareness of how great nature is. It brings the public out of daily life. Through the artists’ eyes the visitor experiences new aspects of the site.
Essential is the interaction between public and artist. If possible I invite the inhabitants of the area to share the process of creation.
I’m intrigued by the influence of humans on nature. Long ago nature could develop itself, but now in Europe few untouched nature subsists.
The word ‘nature’ demands a further explanation. Artists in Nature International Network (AiNIN), of which I am a member, avoids to be purist about nature. The network has the following definition of nature: ‘Nature is what exists when the artist arrives.‘