Here is a Landscape Art made of wild forests, planted forests or forest soil.
Started in 2015, the Land-Art of Forest Art is integrating biology. Plants Sculptures, Soil-Art installations and Interactive Antropocene landscapes involving the community and the legislature. Practice of forest-art in the land consists of creating sanctuaries-monuments of wild life protected with the law of art, planting forests as sculpture-monument with a special look at *syntropy * , making soil installation to regenerate soil life and getting inside the practice of forest-art ( peeking seeds, plantings trees randomly) as an interactive landscape performance involving the community in bigger scale.
This practice defines the new anthropocene and questions the foundations of capitalist and patriarchal society by questioning the work of art and the notion of territory. What if the space suddenly belonged to the art work itself ? What if the forest itself was to be a work of art?
Started in 2019 : “Four lines for a dream” planted forest, Miyawaki method, 1000 x 500 m. Cercal. Portugal. 2020-2030. The artwork (that is not architectural but monumental ) will mimic the wilderness in man-made predetermined conditions and deliberately chosen area and will be developed with bio-techniques inspired by the work of Japanese biologist Akira Miyawaki and his vision of a syntropic forest (2007). Fertility-island is here as bio-technique sculptures offering an interactive landscape ready for future landscape painting. It is about planting forest in lands as sculpture. The protocol to define those planted forest as a work of art becomes legal : by contract it is sold a sculpture made of forest that limits in the landscape some sort of island, drawing and painting a new horizon. A new legal statute for those forest now called “fertility islands” is to be created by the contract between the artist and the landowner, who recognizes the specific zone of the land as a work of art, and in that case, as a sculpture. The sculpture is planted in a land in Cercal- Portugal and the dimension is about 5 hectares. The sculpture is made of a precise list of trees : different oaks and other Fagaceae, bushes, flowers etc.
Started in 2017 : The Forest of the community of São Luís. In 2017 I started to sensitize the public around the village of Sao Luis in Portugal to make a collective forest. In 2019 we distribute a tree to land owners and we created a tree nursery and a compost bin for the village. Today the community is continuing this project and the memorial is there to remember this action of starting a forest as a work of art done by the community.
Started in 2016, Soil installations are used to support natural forest landscapes, parks or gardens. The biological purpose is to bring living soil to young trees, but also a collaborative support with other trees and plants. Methods found inspiration in permaculture techniques while looking for an aesthetic of soil.
Started in 2015, Vegetal sculptures are limited on the soil. The limit defines the sculpture made of plants. Then starts a dialogue with the owner of the land to keep the line of the sculpture or to let is spread.
2015 : Arqueta's Garden 2016 : The Alentejo installation for soil. 2017 : Cultivamos Cultura 's Garden. 2019 : starting the community project of the São Luís forest, we organize a festival to federate land owners of the same village, we created a tree nursery and we build a team in the village to continue the tree delivery. The project continues in 2021 by the community. 2019 : The Fertility Island project . Cercal. Portugal. 2020 : The ready wild Island. Upstate New York. USA.
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