The logo-portrait of La Foresta is changing with every season as the real forest does. Every new spring, summer, autumn and winter it celebrates changing seasons of nature and of our lives. As snow melts away, as buds turn into leaves, as leaves start to change colour, as they fly away with the wind, as new buds are born - at the turn of each season we invite a different artist to create a portrait of la Foresta in summer, autumn, spring or winter. Each creator's image will represent la Foresta online for three months and later will become part of the permanent Museum of Seasons. During these three months Visual Strolls becomes an online gallery, a visual viewing room, exhibiting the work of the invited artist. If you want to find out a background story and our philosophical reflections on why Visual Strolls and changing seasons of la Foresta is one of our core projects — click here.
This year AUTUMN is brought to la Foresta by Hillary Waters Fayle, an artist based in Richmond, VA. Hillary’s canvas are nature materials, particularly — leafs! She is transforming them with embroidery, carvings, and other traditional craft techniques, through which she binds nature and the human touch. We love this bonding and simplicity, seasonality, and imaginative beauty of Hillary’s work. The roots of which are going deep into the mindset and practice of sustainability, where human is an integral and embedded part of the natural world. Here’s what Hillary says about her creative process, and below — a selection of some her work.