Imagine the Land

   Earth Rhythms & Third Paradise - Terzo Paradiso, Rebirth-Day

   The Wallace Gallery  Morrinsville  New Zealand  2012

    

A vibrant electric tapestry was created from soils, sands and clay's coming from throughout of New Zealand in an artwork created over 5 days and over 600 children in a 10 m long floor installation at The Wallace Art Gallery in Morrinsville, New Zealand.


The installation was a collaboration with Italian artist Michelangelo Pistolettos and International Worldwide Day of Change and collaborative action to celebrate positive environmental and social Rebirth - Third Paradise-. The work was then featured in presentations at Michelangelo Pistoletto’s Year One – Paradise on Earth exhibition presented at the Louvre, Paris, 2012.

Participants from ages 3 to 75 years collaborated over the duration of 5 days with Imagine the Land ranning eight art and education workshops a day. Regional schools from the rural area of Morrinsville delighted in the experience to participate and create. Imaginations of the regions youth were ignited by the experience. The opportunity to collaborate in a contemporary space brought a sense of pride, connection to place. The project drew generations of families and community together in an artwork the speaks of collective vision and unity. The work was exhibited over a three week period and attracted over 3500 visitors to the gallery.