Statues in the landscape

Inspired by wooden sculptures bringing back life to Pivečka´s Forest Park in the neighbouring town of Slavičín, a symposium to create some for themselves was organized in Hostětín.The sculptures and installations from this symposium are placed out on an area of about one hectare. However, the intension were to affect a wider part of the landscape and enrich the surroundings of the villages of Hostětín, Šanov, Pitín and Rokytnice with sculptures. At lookouts, springs, places entangled with local legends, holy or cursed places there are now works located, which highlight the typical face of the White Carpathians, mosaic of the fields, gardens, orchards, meadows and prevailingly broadleaf forests, and remind of the history of the country.

Although, we do not wish to limit ourselves to the installation of sculptures. A local hiking trail with tourist signs interconnecting places with installed works also presents the landscape and local natural and historic attractions. The proximity of the frontier White-Carpathian ridge inspired us to organize the symposium as a meeting of artists from the Czech and Slovak republics. All the participants appreciated the symposium as an opportunity for interchanging experience and enriching relations. It is thus a challenge for the future to organize similar meetings in the Czech and Slovak republic, taking turns hosting them.