Ambitious project that of Catherine Stons, professor d' Sociocultural Education at the Agricultural and Forest Vocational school of Sabers, which decided one day to require of me to accompany the pupils by final a Bac Pro Conduite and Management of logging sites in a photographic project.

Ambitious because the selected topic was the forest landaise or rather nature in the Moors. Already a difficult subject for the photographers aguerris but for young people far away from the plastic concerns of the artist, a definitely complicated and especially confused subject. Indeed how immortaliser this forest and all that it includes whereas the occasional walker often uses to describe it reducing qualifiers such as: monotonous, repetitive, uniform…

But these young people who intend for the trades of the forest know it well this forest of Gascogne - and more than me. Thus, during the many ballades and meetings of catch of sight, was established between us an exchange. Plastic concerns that they did not suspect appeared, their glance moved. And for us they opened their forest.

The title of the series Moor-Art, wink with the artistic current Land Art appeared in the Sixties and proposing a new evocation of the territory, was essential as the discussion thread of research with the 14 pupils concerned. There was no question of intervening about nature but of translating it thanks to new technologies which were offered to us.
The glance but also numeric photography, the image processing with the software headlight Photoshop, the frame grabbing on data processing was in the middle of this intervention.

Finally we decided, Catherine, the pupils and me, to try out a process - named Diasec - for the realization of the final images. These assemblies, carried out in Germany according to the pullings conceived in Toulouse in a professional laboratory are offered to your glance today in this exposure.

A great cheer with all these grass artists and large a thank you for their kindness and their patience!

Jean Hincker, 2007