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Strange Cocoons

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Strange Cocoons

Alien like cocoons in the forest made of Willow branches.

Will Beckers aka The Willowman

Land Art artist Will Beckers commissioned by the Floriade 2012 creates a completely unique natural environment called The Willowman project in the forests of the Floriade. This unique project is brought to life by the Willowman’s presence himself.

This Land Art project is more than just an artwork, it is a living environment that shows how we can go to a back to a basic existence, and live by nature’s natural cycle - cradle to cradle. During the project artist Will Beckers lives and works on location in his own installation. He lives in the tree huts he has created as an architect of nature.

It is the visitor’s interaction with his surroundings that brings the installation to life. The children who visit the project will help the artist to create another enormous work which will grow and develop during the Floriade. The Willowman’s domain will be expanded and every child visiting the Floriade can be a part of this.


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Comments (7)

Nadia Kushnir on May 2, 2012

How interesting! LIKE!

M.Kranenborg-Torn on May 2, 2012

Erg leuke vormen. Is wat voor bij mij in de tuin en dan een Clematis erlangs laten lopen/ of een mooie boon.

Groetjes van Greetje

Jack Tol on May 2, 2012

Met die titel is niets teveel gezegd Eric. Wanneer is de bevalling én wat komt eruit?



~Marlene~ on May 3, 2012

Great image! Do they have a practical application or is this just for the visual effect? Like

Best wishes, Marlene

Erik van den Ham on May 3, 2012

Hello Nadia and Marlene not only for show, these do have a practical application indeed! One is used to sleep in and another as the loo.

Hallo Greetje en Jack deze prachtige vlechtwerken zijn niet alleen heel kunstig gemaakt ze hebben ook nog een echte functie. In één van deze cocoons slaapt Will en een ander is voorzien van toilet. Of het bevalt zou ik niet weten maar daar kan Will vast meer over vertellen.

Greetings, Groeten, Erik

bdeh on May 3, 2012

Heel kunstig vlechtwerk Erik. Groeten Berend

Diana0 on September 30, 2012

Strange and fascinating, i enjoyed this shot

Cheers Diana

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  • Uploaded on May 2, 2012
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    by Erik van den Ham