After messing around with pebbles and sand on a beach in Greece, artist Dietmar Voorwold felt inclined to start making something. Something turned into quite the work of art, having used the materials to form a circular mosaic made out of resources lying around. After he was inspired to continue creating the mesmerizing works of art.
He would eventually begin photographing his works, eventually settling down in Northern Scotland to further pursue his artistic endeavors. Feeling a strong connection with the Scottish landscape, he now roams the coastal areas, creating magnificent works of art out of nothing but stones, leaves and anything else useful lying around.
As he explains “My installations blend flawlessly into the landscape and often appear to have been there forever. Harmony is important to me, as well as handling the gifts of nature with due respect. I can’t really answer the question as to why I make art in nature. I only know that I feel very good with it. Despite all the challenges involved in working with nature, I continue venturing out with unblemished enthusiasm. I am simply following the call of my soul. So whether I like it or not, nature is the true and never-ending source of my inspiration, my grandest stage. Here I feel free and at home. To work with her, and in her, is a tremendous gift. In a word, my artistic work has something to do with peace. Peace with nature, with the weather, the stones, the light, and the inscrutable ocean. Peace with myself.”