Art and nature. Making people "think". Making comparisons or using natural materials to create novel objects and statements - this was and is the basis on which renowned artists display and discuss their creativity in the open air around the lake. Unfortunately, the following illustrations can only reflect the uniqueness and the perceived impressions and feelings of art in untouched nature to a limited extent.
Material: Wood, acrylic paint
Hanging stones tell of an artist's encounter with Lake Mummel. "Whoever throws stones into Lake Mummel conjures up a thunderstorm;" once wrote the famous novelist Hans Christoffel von Grimmelshausen in the 17th century. The studio scholarship holder of April 2003, Albert Huber, took up this superstition conjured up by medieval-modern imaginative forces and, with his series of stones executed for this place, encourages people to throw a stone themselves - and to make a wish...
Delicately, the triangular cut spiral winds here 7 meters high into the sky. Flickering, with the sunlight playing on it the shadows of the trees and the water. The wind breathes through it and makes it swing slightly. WWWW - like the first letters of the title inspired by James Joyce: White wave - married words.
Artist: Gilian White
Material: Chrome steel
WINGS OF THE ARCHANGEL MICHAEL
Powerful and strong is this "wing" of the Archangel Michael. Protectively he bends at the high gray back wall of the chapel, whose patron is Michael, to the viewer. Admonishingly he rises in his golden and at the same time black-rounded dress above those who think "to be like God".
Artist:Karl Manfred Rennertz
Unique appears to us the flora and fauna around the Mummelsee. As an ommage and at the same time a warning to preserve and protect them can be seen the now very rare "butterfly", which hovers here high in the air and was inscribed by the artist in the secret order of a ninth.
Artist:Praed Mackworth,Margaret Penelope
Material: Aluminum, plexiglass
The lake "sees" the tree and the tree the lake. Contrary to our familiar perception, the artist here stimulates a new way of seeing, from which nature takes on a new, weightier role. Latin: arboris aspectus.
A stone's throw away from the flowing tourist traffic. Not far from the promenade around the lake. Where the hiking trails begin, animal tracks get lost among the trees and a last refreshment towel rots on the forest floor.
Close to the art trailthere in the middle of the firs a few trash cans
Year of manufacture: 2001/2010
Placed parallel to the spruces in the forest, the delicate stele, nine meters high and made of 60 mm thick square steel, looks as if it, like the spruces themselves, is stretching just as purposefully towards the light. The boundaries between art and nature blur in this way.
As if by chance - or - thrown by a foreign hand - the seven dice seem to have always been here. They are reminiscent of a game whose players and rules no one knows, but whose outcome seems to be significant.
Sun and rain, snow and leaves will in turn form shadows from the children's silhouettes and thus remind us of the fairy tales and myths that surround Lake Mummel.
The tiger seems foreign here. But it is the "strangers" (tourists) from whom the Black Forest lives. And it must have been strangers who once - if one believes the stories of the water prince in the "Simplicissimus" of H.J. Grimmelshausen (1668) - rose from the lake as the first settlers. So also the tiger.
Plants grow and perish next to and under the form. Cyclically, the cycle of life is then reflected. At the same time, the title recalls a poem by Eduard Mönke, in which he describes the ghostly escort of the dead for the king, the magician of the lake "Now the lake opens the green-mirrored gate".
Material: Sheet steel
The zinc-covered stones around a hill with the inscription "Zeitscheitel" shine silver. They tell of hopes, dreams and longings in this place, but also of coming and going - yesterday, today and tomorrow.
Material: Zinc, etched
In 14 sandstone blocks along the path to the lake, the artist has taken cores of 10 centimeters in diameter and sunk them into the lake. Not the legendary gold treasure in the lake, but nature itself is thus declared the true treasure that we should own and preserve.
The steel sculpture weighs 800 kilograms. But between the tall fir trees, the 2.60 meter high work seems rather small and light. The tension forces between the steel plates are also cancelled out when they visually merge into a straight line as they go around.
A few vertical and horizontal incisions allow light to penetrate the tall, slender, twisted and blackened wooden sculpture. In this way, the heaviness of the trunk gives way to a lightness that contrasts with the tall fir trees in the background and St. Michael's Chapel in front.
Material: Robinia, iron
The paper sails swing far out into the sky. Their silhouette stands out clearly against the lake. Like mysterious "forest angels" they rise with the morning mists. Fairy tale, poetry and mystery, as they surround the lake, unite here.
Material: paper, rope, graphite, earth, ash