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OPERE IN NATURA


 

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Celebrating the beginning of summer and the end of the covid-19 lockdown in Greece, while our friends are back and our days and nights are busy, I am hastily writing up this post made out of three short topics.
The firstGroovy Guru 😋 - alias «vixen» 😋 Blurry nightshot taken in a more or less private outdoor theatrical in Ikaria on a date immemorial. Long wild hair all made-up in curls for the needs of the role. Friends from that time might remember I had this for my blog profile icon in the beginnings. is that, on this occasion, I travelled into outer cyberspace and picked up one of my old profile pictures. I think it’s the oldest and, like everything, it’s also connected to a story, but never mind for now; you can just read the short version hidden behind the image.

OPERE IN NATURA, facebook post by visual artist Manfred Flucke containing several photos of artistic stone works made between 1996 and 2009 in various parts of the world: Greece-westcoast, Greece-Ikaria, Volterra, Corsica, Toscana, Isola d’Elba, Isola Panarea, Argentina -7 laghi, isola Capraia, Sedona-Arizona, Sardinia, Toscana-Monte Labbro, Toscana-Firenzuola, Catalonia-Montserrat, Italy-Cilento. © All rights reserved~
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The second and most important is, of course, about art; land art in particular – so suitable for Ikaria and it’s wild solitary landscapes. So, I am presenting here a few amazing stone works by the renowned visual artist Manfred Flucke, also known as Deva Manfredo, that I fished out from his facebook page.
Four out of ten were made in Ikaria, as I am sure I can recognize the site where the photos were taken, and that’s most likely Nas. Judging from the color and the kind of the stone, I also suspect that two others were made in Seychelles beach. The remaining four were probably made elsewhere in the world. Yet, they might as well have been in Ikaria because of the light, the shadows and the landscapes in the background which all seem so familiar. They are almost identical to ours!
On facebook, Manfred entitles this collection «OPERE IN NATURA» («Works in Nature»). I liked this wonderfully simple title so I chose to borrow it for my article.
And now see the photos!

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Manfred Flucke's OPERE IN NATURA 01 on facebook © All rights reserved
Manfred Flucke's OPERE IN NATURA 02 on facebook © All rights reserved
Manfred Flucke's OPERE IN NATURA 03 on facebook © All rights reserved Manfred Flucke's OPERE IN NATURA 04 on facebook © All rights reserved
Manfred Flucke's OPERE IN NATURA 05 on facebook © All rights reserved Manfred Flucke's OPERE IN NATURA 06 on facebook © All rights reserved Manfred Flucke's OPERE IN NATURA 07 on facebook © All rights reserved
Manfred Flucke's OPERE IN NATURA 08 on facebook © All rights reserved Manfred Flucke's OPERE IN NATURA 09 on facebook © All rights reserved Manfred Flucke's OPERE IN NATURA 10 on facebook © All rights reserved

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I am closing this article with just another German artist, photographer Charleen Dahms. Last year probably, she took a photo in Nas, that I like very much.
The  foundations of the ancient temple, hardly discernible
among spiky spurges and broken pieces.of white marble, and  two female figures standing naked on the top bathed in the dim yellow light of the setting sun with the little cave just below their feet…
I find there is something strongly primal and elemental in the scene. Guided Tour in Ancient NasI think Charleen has captured the essence of this magical wild place.

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Nas, Ikaria, by Charleen Dahms Photography © All rights reserved - Click to view large inside Charleen Dahms Photography website

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In my blog 'Agrimi Sum' from 'Agrimi Sum' : a post about the problems of reinstallmentStay safe and
enjoy summer!
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Mountain camping Easter


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It’s Greek Easter and our reverent monastic community will be staying on the mountain for rituals and well-earned relaxation
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Wild camp Easter Erifi Ikaria 4  Wild camp Easter Erifi Ikaria 3


Nan Nun Ikaria tsiou.
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Smiling Cairn
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.fogrock xaplara fog dusk2 03 bushes-ikaria nan-can look far adventure with a view .

Next post: sun in the gulch
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