Wednesday, 13 May 2009

Bless This Field - Umbria Landscape Art

sculpture religious crossSpring has arrived and everyone is out planting their tobacco, corn, grain or sunflowers in the fields around San Secondo. Chemical fertilizers, water fountains and long hours of sunshine are one thing but always best to air on the side of caution where farming is concerned, so ensure your crop by asking the big guy for some help too.

All along the fields are these simple but lovely crosses made by the farmers from cane and leaves. I really like the way they bring the landscape to life. Rural, ethnic, sculpture the academics would probably class them as.

Saturday, 2 May 2009

The Umbrian Alphabet

alphabet umbria
Well if everyone else is using Google (other search engines are available) for their artworks I thought why not join the gang. So this is the Umbrian Alphabet, created by spotting letters in the landscape from the satelite images. As you can see Umbria is not called the "Green Heart of Italy" for nothing, with still 70% of its surface still forested.

Friday, 1 May 2009

Windows Notebook

I loved this piece, real live footage mixed in with animation and a typical Dutch sense of humour.

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