L’arbre d’or. The 6th continent 12/365. 2018

l'Arbre d'or. The 6th C. J.Harms. 2018

L’arbre d’or. The 6th Continent 12/365.2018. J.Harms. Acrylic on paper. 10x15cm.

Row row the boat gently down the milky lake, our wandered settles on a crumb of an island to rest for the night under the golden tree. There he remains till dawn.

Sur le lac. The 6th Continent 11/365. 2017

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Sur le lac. The 6th continent. n°11. 2017. J.Harms. Acrylic on paper.                                      10x15cm.

The wanderer took shelter from the storm among the rocks that hold the Color Compass. There are boats on the shore. He borrows one and slowly rows towards the South.

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.

La borne chromatique. The 6th Continent. 10/365. 2016

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La borne chromatique. The 6th Continent. 10/365. J.Harms. 10x25cm. Acrylic on paper.

The wanderer reaches a color compass. White indicates the North. The sun doesn’t always shine in the 6th Continent, unfortunately.

Le lac laiteux. The 6th Continent. 9/365. 2016

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Le Lac Laiteux. The 6th Continent 9/365. 2016. J.Harms. 10x15cm. Acrylic on paper.

At one point the wanderer needs to come down those cloudy heights of his. It’s the dawn of a new day over the milky lake.

Le passage de la Fenêtre. The 6th Continent. 8/365. 2016

Le passage de la Fenêtre. Le 6ème continent  8-365. 2016. J.Harms. 10x15cm. Acrylic on paper.1

Le Passage de la Fenêtre. The 6th Continent. n°8. 2016. J.Harms. 10x15cm. Acrylique on paper.

The wanderer continues his journey down the slops of the mountain…Upon the narrow deadly paths he walks slowly. His life depending on the light he holds and the careful steps he takes.

 

Le passage étroit. the 6th continent 7/365. 2016

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Le passage étroit. The 6th continent n°7. 2016. J.Harms. 10×15 cm. Acrylic on paper.

After a short respite the traveller continues his journey. He follows the narrow path that will lead him down to more hospitable grounds.

Au pied du disque. The 6th Continent 6/365. 2015

Au pied du disque. J.Harms.

Au pied du disque. The 6th Continent n°6. 2015. J.Harms. 10x15cm Acylic on paper.

The wanderer visits the ring house. There he discovers how the discs trap the light. One of the guides explains how the light, once trapped is then concentrated into a gigantic sphere… The 6th continent so far…

Les Pièges à Rayons. The 6th Continent 5/365. 2015

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Les Pièges à rayons ( The Light Traps). The 6th Continent n°5. 2015. J.Harms. 10x15cm. Acrylic on paper.

What if we could power mountains ?

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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