Saturday, September 21, 2013

Harvest Mask Skull

Antonio Bopp has put together a great work of reusing nature's gifts for the sake of skull art. His letter describes his efforts best- "Over the last 10 years I have dedicated my life to understanding “The American Agricultural Landscape”. My journey began on a small farm in upstate N.Y. I was chosen to participate in the newly formed “Farm Apprentice Program” offered by the Catskill Mountain Foundation. Located in The Village of Hunter, New York. The C.M.F. operates two farms following the “Natural Agriculture Method” inspired by Masanobu Fukuoka an Agricultural Scientist, Author/Farmer. His teachings focused on understanding the subtle physical relationships and spiritual bonds that exist in soil health, farmer, the people who eat the food and the society in which they live. I trained under Farm Manager Kenji Ban in everything from seed saving, soil management, raised bed construction, harvest, C.S.A. program and local farmers markets. These skull masks are called "Harvest Masks" inspired by Native American Agricultural Methods. These creations can be placed on a wall or soaked in water for 48 hours and buried to grow food. Most of these seeds are saved from the years growing season."

Completely righteous and peaceful. Love it! Thanks for sharing your harvest with us, Antonio!

1 comment:

Ann said...

oh,WOW!! awesome!