Saturday, January 1, 2011

Art Is the Tree of life !!

The United Nations has declared 2011 as the International Year of Forests & Chemistry.

I have decided that 2011 is also to be the inaugural year of ‘Art-Is-Tree' in Oz.

Art-Is-Tree is to be a series of events that will engage on several levels.
Art-Is-Tree is creative chemistry, creative recycling, and pure spectacle.
Art-Is-Tree is a life style, and a way of viewing the world that we all inhabit.
Art-Is-Tree pays homage to the magical life allowing trees and forests of the world !!

A brief History !!

During the past few decades there has been a rapidly expanding International art movement evolving … that of ‘Chainsaw Carving’ or ‘Power Carving’ or ‘Extreme Art’… and with the onset of the Internet it has exploded in dramatic fashion onto the public consciousness the world over. Spectacular ‘Power Carving’ events are being held annually across the globe, where monumental artworks by the worlds’ best practitioners of this art form are created before an awestruck audience in a matter of days, and even hours. Power carvers are artful recyclers … often on a monumental scale … and whole towns have been transformed by the sculptures lining their streets and some, such as Hope in Canada BC, have become popular tourist destinations as a result. It is really quite incredible to witness what a skilled Power Carver can achieve in a relatively short period of time.

One of the many hugely successful public events I have participated in over the past decade is held in Hackensack, Minnesota, USA at the ‘Art-Is-Tree Fields’ of the fabulously talented Mr Ross Olsen (aka: Flying Squirrel). Ross, along with many others, has inspired me to not only explore my creativity, but also to spread the word and share with my fellow Australians the amazing Art being created under their very noses.

Which brings us to Art-Is-Tree in Oz.
A series of festivals, events and happenings are in the planning for Art-Is-Tree throughout 2011 and beyond. Through this blog we will keep you up-to-date on everything that is going on ... and introduce you to all the incredibly talented individuals that will be involved along the way.
Thanks for looking in ... expect some exciting developments soon ...

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