Felwa triptych, the burial mounds, 2015 – in progress.
This project examines three themes, this is theme three.
Using romantic imagery searching for connections between the landscape, the history and the age old stories in the mythology of the Veluwe we are drawn to the ancient burial mounts scattered widely across the landscape. On a moonlit night when all is still except for the half imagined distant howl of a long gone wolf Donar and his billy goat cart can seem quite real and present, the forest spirits and evil gnomes from the underworld one glance through the mist away.
Photographing analogically we try and allow this feeling of vulnerability to infiltrate our process , to express the deep feeling of ancient connection that we experience with this environment.
Taking colours from the plants, or just look at it like with the Lycopodium clavatum (red list), in this place touches on a world unchanged in thousands of years yet always hidden by the façade of normality.
Oude Zwolseweg, Stakenberg
Solse Gat, Drie
Common beech / Fagus sylvatica 1, leaf
Common beech / Fagus sylvatic 2, leaf
Common beech / Fagus sylvatic 3, leaf
Birch 1 / Betula
Birch 2 / betula
Oak / Quercus 1, leaf
Cross-leaved heather / Erica
Common heather / Calluna vulgaris
Blueberry / Vaccinium corymbosum, leaf
Purple moor-grass / Molinia caerulea