돌의 예술성 발견한 아티스트 Land Artist Surprises Beach Goers By Leaving Striking Stone Arrangements Along the Coast


Land Artist Surprises Beach Goers By Leaving Striking Stone Arrangements Along the Coast

By Sara Barnes on February 4, 2020

 

Land artist Jon Foreman finds comfort in arranging stones in eye-pleasing formations on the beach. His practice, which he calls Sculpt the World, showcases rocks fashioned into swirling patterns as well as giant circles containing an array of rainbow-esque hues. “This process is therapy to me,” Foreman tells My Modern Met. “The simple act of placing stone upon stone in the sand is very therapeutic. I’m sure we all enjoy a walk on the beach but this process I find to be more immersive; being there in nature, losing myself in the work, having left behind all the stresses of day to day life.”


Land Art by Jon Foreman




 

돌의 예술성 발견한 아티스트


   지형 아티스트 존 포먼은 해변에서 눈을 즐겁게 하는 형태로 돌을 배열하는 것에서 위안을 찾는다. 


그가 '세상을 조각한다'라고 부르는 그의 연습은 소용돌이 패턴으로 만들어진 바위와 무지개 색의 색조가 줄지어 있는 거대한 원을 보여준다. 


포먼은 마이 모던 메트와의 인터뷰에서 "이 과정은 나에게 치료법"이라며 "모래에 돌을 놓는 단순한 행동은 매우 치료법적이다. 나는 우리 모두가 해변에서 산책을 즐긴다고 확신하지만, 나는 이 과정이 더 몰입적이라는 것을 알게 된다. 자연 속에서, 일에서 자신을 잃고, 일상 생활의 모든 스트레스를 남겨 놓았기 때문이다."


포먼은 넓은 해안선의 본거지인 웨일스의 펨브로크셔에 산다. "여기에 있는 해변들은 정말 예외적이고 너무 많다,"라고 그는 설명한다. 


"나는 그들 중 절반도 방문하지 않았을 것이다." 그는 해변에 도착하면 그곳에서 평균 4시간(평균)을 보내 미술 작품을 만들 계획이다. 종종, 이것은 완성된 작품이 어떻게 보일지에 대한 부분적인 계획만을 가지고 있다. "때때로 나는 내가 시도하고 싶은 것에 대한 생각을 가질 것이다. 하지만 나는 그것을 완전히 끌어내는 일은 거의 없다. 




나는 그것이 내 앞에 있을 때까지 어떻게 될지 정확히 알지 못하는 것이 좋다." 많은 사람들이 계획 없이 일하는 것이 위협적이라고 생각할 수도 있지만, 포먼은 알려지지 않은 위안을 찾는다. 자신이 창조할 것에 대한 선입견을 갖지 않음으로써, 그는 자신의 작품의 새로운 면을 실험하고 개발할 가능성이 더 높다는 것을 알게 된다.


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Ki Chul Hwang, conpaper editor, curator



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Foreman lives in Pembrokeshire, Wales, which is home to a generous coastline. “The beaches here are truly exceptional and there are so many,” he explains, “I doubt I’ve even visited half of them.” Upon his arrival at a beach, he plans to spend four hours there (on average) to create his work of art. Often, this is with only partial planning of what the finished piece will look like. “Sometimes I will have an idea of what I’d like to try but I very rarely draw it out fully. I quite like not knowing exactly how it will turn out until it’s there in front of me.” While many might find it intimidating to work without a plan, Foreman finds the unknown comforting. By having no preconceived notions of what he’ll create, he finds that he’s more likely to experiment and develop new facets of his work.


Arranging with stone has shown Foreman some of its unexpected qualities. He’s noticed that rock, despite its solidity, changes when grouped together; they become “malleable,” Foreman reveals. “There are so many ways of working with stone; the color, the size, the shape the angle it is placed, the direction it faces, endless possibilities. Although stone isn’t my only material of choice, it is currently my favorite as it presents so many different opportunities.”


Land art is ephemeral and will eventually be reclaimed by the earth from which it came. “It often becomes a race towards the end as the waves draw closer,” Foreman says. “I try to stay to see the work get erased and capture the moment of impact.” It could be a poignant time, but Foreman chooses to see the beauty in his work’s short lifespan. “I create using material that is made from that environment for that environment. The tide washes it all back to the tide line, and I come back the next day with an empty canvas to work with. People often ask if it bothers me that the work has to disappear eventually. To that, I say: not at all. If anything the fact that it’s short-lived makes it more special to me.”




Land artist Jon Foreman creates ephemeral stone art on the shores of the UK.












Jon Foreman: Website | Instagram | Facebook 

My Modern Met granted permission to feature photos by Jon Foreman. 

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