Root Wood Art
This art is characterized by its many forms and stories, which have created themselves in the roots.
The discovery of the roots occurs through my feeling, in the now.
Tree roots are created and shaped by the events of the Earth, plants, animals, stones, water, wind, planets and therefore all life energies.
An art form that life creates and shapes by itself.
Fallen trees lie in the forests, whose roots are still surrounded by soil.
The process of cleaning the root happens in a process over months.
After sensing I move the root by turning it or laying it down in another place in the forest so that the animals, who experience themselves in and on the soil and root, can leave this space in peace. As soon as these life forms have „released“ the root I remove the soil, stones etc. with tools or sticks. In the course of the river I wash the root or place it in the river for days so that the flowing water continues to clean the root.
Such a root lingers in the forest for a few more months, in a place where it can dry until I bring it to my premises to reveal the depths, the stories – messages of the root with sandpaper, nail and metal files.
I sand the wood layer by layer until I have reached the depth of the „root skeleton“.
In this sense the voice of nature reveals itself through me and my gentle purification processes.
The roots are varnished, oiled or left in their natural state, depending on the feeling.
Root skeletons in connection with steel and slate are unique sculptures.
These unique root wood art objects unfold their effect both indoors and outdoors.