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Writing

Cherry on top

One year, the wind dropped a seedling on top of my grandparent’s old farmhouse, where it lodged itself between two thick roof tiles. It quickly grew into a two and a half foot cherry tree that never carried any fruit. In the summer, I sat on the red bench in the cobbled courtyard and watched the little tree sway in the warm breeze.

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Sebastian May
Whatever happened to Land Art?

Spurred by artists’ reactions against an increasingly commodified art world of the 1960s, the Land Art movement gave artists the perfect platform to raise important questions about society’s relationship with the environment. It enabled artists to work outside the standardised art paradigm of paint pots and galleries, and provided them with a forum to voice social concerns in a ‘new medium’.

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Sebastian May
Helene

Infatuated with the countryside, Henrik and Rebekka had moved to the area for the full, fly-swatting experience. At the edge of the village, where one last row of houses sat sharply against the green hillside, they moved into a little red-brick cottage that sandwiched itself between two large farmhouses.

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Sebastian May
Porchefontaine

I don’t remember much about my parent’s divorce, just the important bits. I remember packing our car to the brim with clothes and toys, and I remember moving in with mom’s friend Gena, who lived about 10 kilometres away.

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Sebastian May