Land Art Mandalas

Land Art Mandalas

Shortly after I moved from Germany to Australia in July 2012 I started creating mandalas out of natural materials after going for walks through the beautiful Australian nature. It helped me to connect with the land, to ground myself, to become aware of the subtle changes in the seasons and to embrace the beautiful energy of mother earth. I also came across Kathy Klein’s work, which mesmerized me and has been a great inspiration since. I also love meditating with the flower mandalas and sometimes I use them for my healing sessions. The energy created with natural materials and arranged in sacred geometry is simply beautiful and powerful at the same time.

My Dream

My dream is to create Land Art throughout the world with different communities and to publish a book with a world wide collection of Land Art highlighting the beauty of mother earth while teaching people about the importance of sustainability and how to create art with objects found in their natural environment. My inclusive dream project illuminates that everyone, no matter what age, background or ability, can take part and explore art and our precious environment simultaneously. If you are interested in learning more about how to create Land Art with your community group, school or day care center feel free to contact me. It would mean the world to me if you are happy to contribute to my dream book LAND ART FROM AROUND THE WORLD! You are also welcome to download the brochure about my Land Art program for schools to get a more detailed picture of my work.

Office Chalk Board Wall

Office Chalk Board Wall

I was asked by Karina Brindley, the manager of Elevate Media and Gladstone News, to create a design for their new office in the heart of Gladstone.  I drew two a large scale customized chalk board quotes along their office wall accompanied by a number of icons that matched their work environment.  
Teaching Art at Woorabinda State School

Teaching Art at Woorabinda State School

Since the start of the school year I have been driving to Woorabinda, an indigenous community three hours inland from Gladstone, almost every week to teach Art. Over the course of 2 days I spend time with every child throughout the Primary School. It is my passion to hold space for other people to express themselves fully by tapping into their creativity. At Woorabinda State School I work closely together with two of the Elders who are in charge of the Culture and Arts curriculum for their community. Together we combine the knowledge of their rich culture with my art skills, which allows us to take the children on many rich learning adventures.

Mosaic along Turtleway Artscape Boyne and Tannum

Mosaic along Turtleway Artscape Boyne and Tannum

This mosaic overlooking the Boyne river and Tarcoola Drive is my second piece of public art along the Turtleway Artscape. I fell in love with the beautiful location the first time I saw the lookout point right on sunset with all the magical colours of the sky reflecting in the water. I was commissioned to design a day and night scene of local birds using numerous glass tiles similar to the mosaic steps along the Tannum Esplanade that I did 3 years prior.

Arts in Parks Installation

Arts in Parks Installation

After last year’s successful artists window installation I was very keen to take part in the annual art project organized by the Gladstone Regional Art Gallery and Museum and RADF committee again. I created a temporary land art installation out of found natural objects, which I had arranged around the trunk of a beautiful old tree in the Beaumont Park in Clinton (Gladstone). I had invited the local community to add, take away or rearrange parts of the installation to bring it to live and to symbolize the every changing cycle of our planet.

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