This German Artist Hid 9 Giant Dead Wood Waves In The Woods Of Hamburg

Published 3 years ago

Just like many of us, German photographer Jörg Gläscher’s life was greatly affected by the coronavirus pandemic. However, instead of complaining or giving up, the man decided to take matters into his own hands and got creative. Ever since the beginning of the pandemic, Jörg has been creating a visual diary he calls the C19,1-20, The Diary Complex. It contains 20 different pieces of Jörg’s work, ranging from photography to sculpture, and one of its latest entries has been making rounds all over the internet.

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Since the beginning of the pandemic, German photographer Jörg Gläscher has been creating a visual diary titled C19,1-20, The Diary Complex

Image source: Jörg Gläscher

The entry in question is titled The Second Wave, and features a series of giant dead wood waves “flowing” in the woods near Hamburg. The artist explained that as the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic hit Germany, the wide range of governmental restrictions brought the country to a standstill. Jörg wanted to show what a powerful and all-destroying force nature is, so he went to the forest and during the period between November of 2020 and March of 2021 built nine different waves using nothing but dead wood.

One of its latest entries, titled The Second Wave, features a series of giant dead wood waves “flowing” in the woods near Hamburg

Image source: Jörg Gläscher

“The largest, No. 8, is nearly 4 meters high and 9 meters wide,” explained the artist. “After I took the picture I destroyed it to build a new one from the material.”

Jörg built nine of these waves in total, with the highest one measuring nearly 4 meters high and 9 meters wide

Image source: Jörg Gläscher

“A wave is a periodic oscillation or one-time disturbance change in the state of a system,” explains the artist. “Observations are manifold, individual, not directly transferable and can be experienced in many different ways. A perceived object can generate impact in numerous ways. Is it standing still? Has it moved? Nothing is ever as it seems.”

“A wave is a periodic oscillation or one-time disturbance change in the state of a system”

Image source: Jörg Gläscher

“Are appearances therefore deceptive?” pondered Jörg. “No, they are not necessarily deceptive, but they join me on a journey, wash over me, swirl through me, make me anxious, retreat, and then rush towards me all over again. „But that can’t be” says the left, “but I see and feel it“ says the right half of my brain.”

“Is it standing still? Has it moved? Nothing is ever as it seems”

Image source: Jörg Gläscher

“I can go through them, stop them, touch them, but everything comes to a standstill and goes no further. I have to let it go. Standing up, the second wave rolls over me,” explains the artist. “It is unique, it was unique. I lift my head, take it by the hand and recognise the vibration and the recurring sensation, and with it the fear disappears. Should it come, I will be ready.”

See more of Jörg’s mesmerizing waves below

Image source: Jörg Gläscher

While Jörg doesn’t reveal the location of the waves, keen-eyed explorers might still discover them hidden somewhere in the woods around Hamburg.

Image source: Jörg Gläscher

Image source: Jörg Gläscher

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