|Copyright Peter Mauss. No usage without permission.|
|Copyright Peter Mauss.
No usage without permission.
|Copyright Peter Mauss, No usage without permission.|
is the line I like to walk in my work.” Dan Snow
Diamond Mines is set in a beech grove about 1/2 mile walk through a woodland in Tranekaer, Denmark (TICKON Sculpture Park). Among the vertical trunks of the trees and the fluctuating canopy of branches that filter the sunlight, the trapezoidal shape of Diamond Mines is a stark contrast. The frame adheres to a strict geometry, while the inside appears random.
The inside spaces or cells resonate. They captivate in the same way a spider web is endlessly fascinating. They might be burial plots or spaces for ceremonial objects or abstract forms. I enjoyed the endless mystery surrounding the piece.
from Mending Wall
I don’t know what Dan Snow asks himself about what he is walling in or walling out. I feel confident in saying he considers how a pile of ordinary stones can make a work of art. And for me, he succeeds in that intention.
A BRIEF NOTE ON TICKON
When I heard about Tickon, I imagined a place like Storm King in Upstate New York. A sculpture park with large pieces spread out over the landscape surrounded by parkland. Tickon has nothing in common with Storm King. It is a wild place. Unlike, the Danish landscape which is tidy, Tickon’s heart is in the unfettered, open, and raw environment. When I mentioned Tickon to a few Danes, each one made a particular point of talking about its setting. The lack of cultivation and minimal tending. It’s a very unique Danish landscape.
and now DAN SNOW