Landart

Noordhoek Landart

“What remains of the day may just be a photograph…”  –  this was my inspiration to take my camera and spend some time on Noordhoek Common, where artists like Wilma Cruise, Karin Lijnes, Janet Botes, Janet Ranson and others took what Nature offered in terms of sand, twigs, leaves, rocks, sticks, trees, reflective water, hollow tree trunks, flowers, withering bark and mud to create spaces, perspectives and annotations to engage in a dialogue with the environment and its people: Land Art in Noordhoek.

Noordhoek Landart 2014

Contrary to the mission most museums have – namely to preserve a piece of art in time and make it accessible to future generations – these creations seldom last; they dissolve, decompose, and eventually disappear… leaving but a memory in the minds of those who had been – in one way or another – part of the process. And, of course, there are photos. Within that short time, however, communion takes place. People from all walks of life come together, winding their way along the designated path underneath old oaks. . .

Noordhoek Landart 2014

At times, standing still to contemplate…

Noordhoek Landart 2014

Taking in the magnificence of the day, the idyllic setting, a moment of timelessness.

Noordhoek Landart 2014

Treading lightly and carefully in the shadows…

Noordhoek Landart 2014
Whispering under the glistening sun…

Noordhoek Landart 2014

Astounded, amused, intrigued…

Noordhoek Landart 2014

Good bye… and until we meet again under Noordhoek’s shady oaks…