artist in nature at Urnatur
We believe that art is one way of strenghtening peoples experience of nature.
– komorebi – 木漏れ日 – by Gabriele Kubo – 2017
komorebi : “the sunshine filtering through the leaves of trees”
Gabriele Kubo, a German florist master, living in Japan, made a longtime dream come true:
Komorebi is a place for creativity- and all our guests are invited to get involved: To water the table if needed, to decorate it and to use it.
The rest is left to your phantasy.
Summertime at 12.30, Komorebi will be there if you are lucky and the sun is not hidden by clouds. Hope you will be there, too!
– the dormouse nest – by Hannes Wingate – 2014
|Hannes sees the nest as a symbol of the individuals power to both decide what it needs and wants to create, based on a deep relationship and understanding of the land. Using the nesting process of birds as a creative strategy. Found materials, the discarded, flimsy and valueless, are fused together to create structure, space and often beauty. The making of the nest connects its maker and user to the land where it was made. As such it is a strategy to connect to nature and to places in much the same way as we have created shelter and homes for most of history.
In the increasingly disconnected and abstract world this strategy or effect becomes in many ways more important than the object itself.
The nest symbolizes the basic needs: proximity, sense of context and creativity.
Hannes Wingate believes that being connected to nature changes us and lays a foundation upon which we make better decisions. It raises memories of being a child or in many cases living more simply or closer to the land.