THE FOREST PLEDGED MY SHADOW!
The edition was also an extra for those who contributed to the mail art project "Signs and Stones and Trees".
Size: 21 X 29,5 cm
I remember I started working on this book because I was quite unhappy with a job situation and where I was living at that time because of the violence that was happening: Arab street gangs attacking prostitutes because they wanted the territory to sell drugs and Turks attacking houses and centers of Kurdish people.
So I did 3 things in a row:
Made this book
Moved to another location in Brussels
I've always been a great believer in turning the negative into something positive.
I refuse to be sucked into a negative downwards energy spiral. I refuse also the "victim syndrome" attitude. If you are a victim of some unhappy circumstances or events, try change for a chance!!!
We always date the mask of the mirror
made of wood and feathers that don't stop
the mental derangement of the sneaking days
Chopped down, bereft from all bitter
necessities to achieve we floated
the flora of our hands.
Peace had no plethora...
While she burnt her skirt
the forest pledged my shadow!
(c) Guido Vermeulen