It’s undeniably fall. The leaves have turned and fallen. For me this work by Berlin based artist Walter Mason captures the essence of the season. Using the materials of nature – leaves, berries, water, grass and trees – Mason creates beautiful yet fleeting and fragile pieces. Artfully arranged leaves lie on a pond. Drops of water dot a mound of leaves. Spiral trails of rocks and pine needles lay in empty fields.
The land artist says, “Everything I do is an experiment. If the picture I make is good or not is of little importance in comparison to what I have learned. If the experiment ‘works’ I have the feeling of arrival, of completion, I am finished with the idea. If it doesn’t work I often learn far more; it makes me think about why I failed, and often gives me dozens of new ideas.”