Maintaining forests requires regular thinning. However, without buyers, lumbers from thinning are simply discarded, so ways to make the best use of these trees are always in demand.
There is a particular type of music festival called a “camp festival,” and a famous example this type of festival is Project Festival, a three-day event attended by more than 100,000 people. Attendees watch live concerts from their favorite artists out in the middle of nature. They come in order to enjoy experiences in that environment. We felt something was needed there to link together people’s memories and the location.
So, we carry laser cutters to camp festivals and open workshops that make use of lumbers from thinning in that area.
The item to create is simple. Participants use a laser cutter to carve images onto rounded slices of wood made from lumber from thinning. Images carved include personally-drawn sketches, logos, photos taken on site, etc. The logs come in many shapes and sizes and no two are the same. Carving an original image onto one of these slices results in a one-of-a-kind work or art. We hope that these workshops help people to consider how to make better use of forests.
One Music Camp 2017