DISRUPTED FLOW is my Land Art piece, placed near Åskloster. The art piece is almost 50 meter long and consists of a great number of tree trunks, logs and branches I found near the site. The installation is arranged into an elongated branching sculpture, similar to the natural fractal pattern of growth and movement that is widely found in nature, as in the river deltas, the pattern of lightning or in our bodies lung-, brain- and blood systems. The distinct cut between the logs is to indicate the disrupted flow of energy and direction due to natural processes or human interactions, a disrupted flow.
My work at the site started by examining it from the air in a small airplane. I saw the branching pattern of the river Viskan as it flows out into the Kattegatt sea. Close to the outflow into the sea I noticed an earlier river branch that is now dried out. A historical trace of the dynamic landscape! From the air I could also see how roads, railroads, and ponds to regulate water flow as well as a timber and a pulp factory, shape the landscape around the site.
To emphasize perspective; the art piece Disrupted Flow, itself appears different viewed from different perspectives. Straight from up above it may look as a 2D painting on the ground, while seen from a slightly angle the 3D shape of the sculpture appears clearly.
As an artist I´m interested in the perception of nature. As a pilot, I´m used to seeing the landscape from an aerial perspective. It´s striking how different it looks from above compared to the view from a ground level, a reminder also of how small we humans are in universe.
My aim with the art pieceDisrupted Flow is to encourage the public to look upon nature and landscape from different perspectives and to become aware that there is so much more to discover beyond the obvious. A landscape full of marvels to discover!