A sailing ship on a clearing, a mountain 500 m above sea level, surrounded by a landscape that offers views of more hills and valleys in the Sauerland and Siegerland regions.
Just arrived or ready to leave?
A ship that has dropped anchor and does not sail on, but nevertheless implies the yearning for moving on and being on the road.
The clearing was created in January 2007 through the force of hurricane Kyrill. It lies next to a main road between the Siegerland and the Sauerland.
The upper edge of the clearing is lined with dark spruce trees. By coincidence, the hurricane left one single spruce trunk standing almost exactly in the middle of the clearing, but not without depriving the tree of its crown.
The trunk rises 8 meters above the earth like a mast.
White sails made of bed sheets were attached to both sides of the trunk with ropes and screws, which evokes the impression of a sailing ship im the middle of the woods. The sails were anchored in the ground.
Because of the slight upward slope of the terrain next to the berm, the tree’s roots cannot be seen from the road, and spectators passing by in their cars can use their imagination to add a ship’s hull to the structure.
Only the hoisted-up sails and the mast can be seen.