Written on Stone 2012

©ImkeRust Written on Stone(Available as digital print. Printed on premium photography paper or AluDibond)

©ImkeRust
Written on Stone
(Available as digital print. Printed on premium photography paper or AluDibond)

Written on Stone (Scenic view)

Temporary Installation: words written repeatedly spiraling around a rock, “Black Rocks” at Wlotzkasbaken, Namib Desert
22° 25’ 53” S – 14° 27’ 43” E, April 2012
Original dimension: +- 150 x 200 x 300 cm
Non-toxic chalk on rock

About the work:

The words ‘love, peace, harmony’ have been written repeatedly with chalk spiraling around a large round rock. This ritualistic action for the symbolic protection and blessing of the surrounding area is supposed to give the wishes more power, through putting them into writing and repeating them, similar to traditional rock-paintings, which are thought to have invoked the spirits of the animals to promise a successful hunt.

Thoughts become words. Words become acts. Acts create reality.

 

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