In anticipation of a potential second wave of COVID-19 in the fall of 2020, German artist and photographer Jörg Glaeser channeled his fear into an impactful piece of work. Drawing inspiration from the immense power of nature, he aimed to capture the destructive force that caused even one of the wealthiest countries in the world to come to a standstill. To him, a wave represented a periodic disturbance or a sudden shift in the state of a system.
From November 2020 to March 2021, Glaisher immersed himself in a rural area close to Hamburg. He spent his days gathering dead trees and constructing a massive street that stands at four meters tall and one meter wide. The forest floor is now transformed with an undulating surface made up of layers of bark and twigs. Whenever he modified something, he recorded the changes before dismantling it for reuse of parts. This innovative project has altered the original landscape to the point where it now seems like a living entity.
Glaisher has been working on a larger project since the beginning of the pandemic, and his stories are just a part of it. He has created a range of magazines for sale, as well as prints of his work which encompass photography and sculpture, among other mediums. To view more of his multimedia art, visit his website or Instagram page. (Courtesy of The Honest Truth)