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Willow Wishes

This unique project is the result of Will Becker’s creative energy and insight. The realisation and creation of the Willowman’s domain is the fruit of year’s of observation, study, imagination and a desire to show how a real “back to basics” sustainable existence could dare to become reality.

“This is who I am,” says Will Beckers, “here I feel free, I can be myself, in the village I have created with my own hands.”

Will Beckers has created a “world” made entirely from natural materials in the forests of the Floriade terrein. He lives in tree huts made from willow branches, each of the huts he has created have a specific purpose.

He lives in perfect symbiosis with his surroundings and understands the concept of living a cradle to cradle existence. Everything in his village has a purpose, and it is all linked with sustainable living.

“My philosophy is a simple one,” says Will, “I respect Nature and what she has to offer us, I also know that we can learn an enormous amount from Nature, this is very often underestimated and overlooked in our modern, results driven society. This is precisely why “The Willowman” has a strong appeal to children. They are young enough to let their imagination run wild and be creative without having the constraints of society to worry about if this is allowed or not.”

In a once in a lifetime opportunity, the Willowman is opening his doors to the children visiting the Floriade 2012, he is giving workshops to children and has set a challenge for them;

He is asking the children to help him build an enormous sculpture during the Floriade project. The Willowman hopes that with so many enthusiastic children visiting him, together they can build a truly monumental sculpture at the entrance to his domain.

“This is who I am”. says Will Beckers - The Willowman.

Source: http://www.thewillowman.com

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Chris10 © on May 2, 2012

Hier worden we zo het 'gat' ingezogen. Da's mooi gefotografeerd Erik. Heb de link gevolgd en alles bekeken. Erg leuk ook hoe de kinderen bezig zijn.

Doeg, Christien.

M.Kranenborg-Torn on May 2, 2012

Ik heb geloof ik al eens eerder iets van hem gezien, wat een leuke vormen zijn dit allemaal, erg leuk ook voor kindren. Like.

Groetjes van Greetje

Jack Tol on May 2, 2012

Deze kunstenaar zet i.d.d. wel iets bijzonders neer en de fotograferende kunstenaar heeft dit ook zeer goed weten vast te leggen.

Met die titel is niets teveel gezegd Eric. Wanneer is de bevalling?



GWHoffman on May 2, 2012

fascinating visual! LK-5!

Kind regards, Glenn

Denis Dhondt on May 2, 2012


~Marlene~ on May 3, 2012

Amazing structure & possibilities! Like

Best regards, Marlene

Erik van den Ham on May 3, 2012

Hallo Chris10, Greetje, Jack en Dennis enorme bouwerken zijn het waarvan er vele dienen als dierenverblijf. Kippen, Konijn, Duiven en Kanaries voor allerlei dieren is een verblijf gemaakt. Aan de wanden hangen hier de kunstwerken gemaakt door de kinderen alle voorzien van een wens......

Hello Glenn and Marlene I was very impressed by these magnificent structures. He also made many types of animal cages with chickens inside, doves a rabbit and other birds.

Groeten, Regards, Erik

bdeh on May 3, 2012

Prachtige opname en idem kunstwerk van de Willowman Erik. Zullen de gebruikte takken nog uitlopen? Groeten Berend

Norrel on May 4, 2012

Wat Berend hierboven zegt is een leuke suggestie: Wilgentakken lopen gemakkelijk weer uit, en als dat hier ook het geval is krijg je een prachtig "levend" kunstwerk.

© Bear on May 13, 2012

Prachtig kunstwerkje he! like

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