Did you know that when stones arranged in a perfect way, they can be therapeutical? It’s absolutely true and Jon Foreman, a famous artist has discovered this thing. Since he lives in Pembrokeshire, Wales, he thought of experimenting with natural things.
Surprisingly, the results were very soothing and people are loving this form of art. The area where Foreman lives has so many beaches. This means that he gets so many kinds of stones to complete his art.
He told us that “I create using many natural materials but the stone has proven to be the material which I can manipulate best. Be it color, angle, shape, size, placement, spacing”. “Typically, I either start with a rough idea of what I’d like to do or no idea whatsoever! Then I collect what I can carry and start by placing stone by stone, steadily losing myself in the process and disconnecting from the stress of everyday life.”
“There are endless possibilities. Not only that but there are endless environments to work in, each and everyone different from the next. Getting out and creating work has a profound effect on my mental health. It keeps my mind healthy and content.”
“There, I met around 30 artists whom I have known online for years but never met in person. This festival is responsible for so much development in the field and I am extremely grateful for it. Partly due to this festival, land art has developed a really tight and positive community in the last few years.”
“Many people read it then took it to be fact. These articles claim that what we create is damaging to the environment and creatures that may be living there. I absolutely oppose this as we are creating work with nature and if anything, we do it to show that it needs protecting.”
“Just as an example, these stone creations are made only a few feet away from where I collected them. The tide then comes and washes them back to where they came from. How is that damaging?” the artist asked. “Any creatures that live in this environment (I almost never come across any) will be used to such turbulent conditions and my moving rocks will make no difference at all. The creatures that do live in these conditions will not be settling down to make homes. They are constantly moving as the tide does.”
“Take a step away from the outdoors. Look at the materials around you. Where have they come from? The batteries that are in our phones/laptops are made from materials that have been mined from the ground. The cars we drive, the paper we use, the art supplies I would otherwise be using if I wasn’t using materials outdoors. All this is more damaging to the environment than anything I do.”