River of a shadow

River of a shadow

I noticed the long shadow of the tree by the fence: it reminded me of a river, like a flowing earth element that wanted to be materialized.

I cleaned up the site and filled up the shadow with small branches.

I used freshly cut long green leaves as an outline, in order to create a more contrasting visual impact.

The long fleshy texture of the leaves created a more flowing aspect to the piece, adding up to the sensation of motion.

By the time the installation was completed, the shadow has changed, but the river was flowing freely.