They are ways to fight off anxiety and fear of pandemic times and one of those ways has struck a photographer and artist Jörg Gläscher. The idea came as the second wave of COVID-19 was sweeping through the Germany in fall of 2020. Gläscher took things into his own hands inspired by the vast and overbearing threat of the virus. He found a hero, he asked for help from Nature as she is the one all-destroying force, the pure power of nature which can bring “one of the richest countries in the world to a completely still stand,” as the artist depicted his thoughts. “A wave is a periodic oscillation or a unique disturbance in the state of a system.” He took his time to leave his home for a secluded location near Hamburg, in the period between November 2020 and March 2021. For days he had been gathering deadwood to construct his nine massive crests. After he would construct one he would photograph it and disassemble it so he could reuse the same material for the next wave. The largest one covered the forest floor 9 meters in width and rose up 4 meters high.
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Installation by German photographer/artist Jörg Gläscher
Gläscher constructed 9 different waves across the forests near Hamburg, Germany
He reused the same deadwood he had previously gathered for each location
He simply took pictures, took the construction down, and reused the materials for another location
He was struggling to deal with a pandemic times like many of us and was inspired to do something about it