All day in the spring rain Wandering between the trees Birds sing a green song
Do you know the sound of green? Listen to the birds in the trees after the rain. Do you know the scent of green? Take a stroll through a wet spring forest.
Two weeks ago we spent a few days on the beautiful island of Langeland. On a rainy day we went to the northern half of the island. Right after a huge downpour, we walked into a dense forest that looked so fairytale-like, sensual and intensely green, it didn't seem real. Everything was green, the color, the scent, the sounds….
'Green Song' is a new artwork in my collection 'Secret Places'. I made this photo in the beautiful old forest near the town of Tranekær on the island of Langeland, Denmark.
A fellow artist told me about her way of working in an introductory conversation via the LinkedIn messenger. I wrote "if you have any ideas for collaboration sometime, let's hear it". And I totally meant that, because I love working with other artists.
That she would answer within two seconds "Oh, I already do !", I did not quite expect...
Tress.c (Visual Narrative Art) is a special artist. Using her own photography with edits in multiple layers, she creates artworks that tell a story. A visual story about the life of her daughter, who lives with "invisible" disabilities in the form of complex neurological disorders.
And now, as a beginning of our collaboration, she has created two artworks, using one of my photographs. The result is a powerful diptych representing the healing power of nature for her daughter. The power that calms her body, mind and spirit. Tress.c has chosen to create this diptych to show her daughter's innocence, her strength and that inner battle that shines brightly in her eyes. To show how she is fighting for her own life.
Here is the first artwork: Crying Pines. "Crying Pines", is full of light and calm, to show the victories, the peace in her daughter's heart and where she is facing the viewers, challenging them to look at her as a whole, not as a handicap.
You, harvester, who work so peacefully Oh you, who harvest the wheat so peacefully Harvest the sorrows from my soul Harvest them and carry them away with you
I love Fado music and, more in general, Portuguese folk music.
One of the most beautiful Portuguese songs for me is Meu Alentejo sung by Dulce Pontes (see the link at the bottom of this post). But even without knowing a translation of the lyrics (and I don't speak a word of Portuguese), this song really touched me the first time I heard it. And it still does...
Dulce is a singer who sings evocatively. Her voice is full of emotion. After I read the translation of the lyrics, I immediately saw a field before me with waving grain, ready to be harvested. So I chose this artwork to go with the song by Dulce Pontes. A tribute to her, and to the region Alentejo she sings about.
The original lyrics and translation are also below the image.
'Carry Away My Sorrows' is a new artwork in my collection 'Wavy Fields'. I made it in the fields near the village Helligsø, North Jutland, Denmark.
A pine fragrance, damp ground awakens The first light softly caresses the moss A spring morning blends with dark scents of the night
It's early in the morning. The first sunlight touches the moss between the trees. And as if the forest had been waiting for it, immediately the most wonderful scents rise up and mingle with the nightly smell of damp leaves and wood.
'Scent of Early Morning' is a new artwork in my collection 'Secret Places‘. I made this photo in the beautiful old forest ‘Dover plantage’ near the city of Hurup Thy, North Jutland, Denmark.
At the end of a gray spring day, a light breeze rises and the mist that has lain like a blanket over the land and sea all day disappears. A fairly dense cloud cover seems to conclude the day without sunshine. But then a clear, cloudless sky appears on the horizon. I run outside with my camera, moments like this usually only last about 10 minutes....
'Spring Sunset (4)' is a new photo in my collection Evening Falls.
I made this photo at the end of a spring day, standing in the fields near my house in North Jutland, Denmark.
Morning breaks over the silent forest Clouds of mist rise from the moss, carrying the cold of a winter's night
On the threshold of spring, I walk through the woods early on a cold and misty morning. Shreds of mist rise from the ground, the day is beginning.
'Misty Morning (2)' is a new artwork in my collection 'Secret Places‘. I made it in the beautiful old forest ‘Dover plantage’ near the city of Hurup Thy, North Jutland, Denmark. Tall, stately pines in a planted forest, but fortunately they are not in boring straight rows….
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