Grasses by Paula Kuitenbrouwer
‘A Grassy Song in A Major’ by Sybille Kramer
Sybille Kramer at My Art Diary and I have committed ourselves to draw grasses. Sybille has made a lovely drawing ‘A Grassy Song in A Major’ and invites you to listen to her grass song: “The song is in 6/2 cycle. It is written for wind, summer sun, grass and Allium lusitanicum. In the last line, right after the Alopecurus geniculatus has sung, where the notes go into the bass clef, you can see the Allium lusitanicum beginning to sing his part: a powerful finale from bud to flowering. I especially enjoyed listening to the little moments of tension, where the song goes slower (rallentando), here the Elymus grass is singing”.
I have tried to capture the insignificance and looseness of grass in a low profile picture since we often so inattentively deal with grass. We harvest it, eat it, walk over it, used it in the past to stuff our mattress, we feed it to our life stock, and made art with it. Yet we have no Grass God nor temples to bring offers to express our gratitude to Grass. I therefore didn’t draw a velvet band but a yarn band to tie all the grasses together. Some fall out of the bundle; we don’t care so much loosing a few.
Next time we walk over grass or eat our cereals, we think of the beauty of grass and how grateful we should be for having so many types of grass available.
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