The 6th Continent so far, 1 to 10/365

 

So far, the wanderer has entered the 6th Continent, walked by the towering peaks of Mount Calm, to the Stellar Bridge, where the walls of a mountain are carved to serve as shelters for the travellers. He has continued on his way  until he crossed another bridge over the Great Cloud Dam. Days and nights passed before he reached the  spectacular Light Catchers and the Ring House that serves as a power station. Using the Glass Tunnels over several miles he finally encountered the first camps overlooking the Great Narrow Mountain Pass. For days, the wanderer followed the paths down the mountainous land, when reaching the Window in the mountain, he knew he was near the Milky Lake reflecting the grey clouds and morning rise above its water. Keeping the lake on his left, he finally saw the Color Compass, and chose to rest before resuming his journey towards the South.

Julie Harms, 2016.

Le barrage à Nuages. The 6th Continent 4/365. 2015

Le barrage à nuages. 2015. J.Harms. 10x15cm. Acrylic on paper.

Le Barrage à Nuages (The Cloud Dam). 2015. J.Harms. 10x15cm. Acrylic on paper.

There is a community in South America that uses nets to extract water from the fog that covers their hills during the night. Water is such a precious ressource, we waste it a lot, it melts a lot, I think it is possible that one day, it will have to be “harvested”. When visiting Oban in Scotland, I saw this enormous Roman type circus called “McCaig’s Tower” overlooking the city. Such constructions were often commissioned by Scottish Philantropists at the beginning of the 20th century, in order to ensure the local crafstmen were supplied with a job, and could feed their families. I used that folly to illustrate the dam.

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