Will Beckers is an environmental artist known internationally for his site specific installations and public artworks that show a dialogue and relationship between culture, nature and the environment.
As an artist, I always imagine what it would be like, if my works on location were integrated in time. Time is an extra dimension that is often forgotten as a sculptor. However, it is precisely this dimension that allows you to let a sculpture evolve in symbiosis with its environment.
“My work is about showing the transience of life and the regeneration of our Natural World.”
There is a place where nature becomes art. Artist Will Beckers says that by opening himself up, by translating, reinterpreting and re-imagining his observations, he knows that he is connected to something big, which we call 'our world'. Now, his connection between nature and art is so strong that the boundaries between them are blurred. We, human beings, are not meant to live as outsiders, but to connect. Yet a view from the outside does provide perspective and consequently helps us to know ourselves better. That is how real connections are established. Will's art can help us understand the importance of the position that human beings occupy on mother earth and our relationship with nature.
A sketch of one of his works adorns the cover, embossed in copper hotfoil. The contrast between this large imprint and the rough, linnen hardcover creates a tactile link with the nature works and sculpted works inside the book. The book was printed on high-end paper and the first edition was printed in 1000 copies.
There is also a limited edition of 100 copies, which has inverted colours in linnen and foil and includes an exclusive print, hand-signed by the artist. The print for the special edition is of a new commissioned art project “Becoming” for the Michelin 2 star Restaurant Slagmolen.
Format: 240 x 300 mm
Number of pages: 256
Book design: Tina de Souter
Published by: Stockmans Art books
Standard edition pre-sale: €50.00 (ends 20.12. 2021)
Standard edition: €58.00
Limited edition: €120.00
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