The Gsteigmäeret is facilitated by the Dorforganisation Gsteig-Feutersoey, the village (dorf) organisation. Several stalls provided foodstuffs for sample and sale, from cheese to preserved horsemeat and deer.
Transhumance. Mass noun. The action or practice of moving livestock from one grazing ground to another in a seasonal cycle, typically to lowlands in winter and highlands in summer. Origin: Early 20th century: from French, from the verb transhumer, based on Latin...
Earlier this morning it was about 4°C and I was in my ‘little-red-riding-hood’ ensemble with gloves, scarf and hat, as I left the schoolhouse for a brisk turn around the neighbourhood.
I’ve put in a few hours in the studio, distracted by the scenery, but managing to pull together a cadre of ShortKnee and Moko Jumbies. One of the ShortKnee stencils I stuck on the wall kept doubling over, and I wondered ‘in truth, could a ShortKnee survive in the Alps?’
All this fresh cold mountain air, stunning views, walking paths and climbing steps from floor to floor at the residency several times a day, will do me the world of good.
My friend and historian John Angus Martin, author of A-Z of Grenada Heritage told me about ‘Bontemps the Swiss.’ It seems that Louis Francois Bontemps was a Swiss national who was an estate manager in Grenada. Bontemps was possibly involved in business of his own and...
Dumoulin left a few artistic impressions of Grenada during the 1700s, including ‘Prise d’un grand requin’ (Capture of a great shark) and one showing the naval battle for Grenada: ‘Combat naval de la Grenade.’
“Swiss plantation owners/slaveholders in Grenada: Richard Besanquet, François de Meuron, Pierre de Meuron, Jacques-Louis Pourtalès, Johann Jakob Thurneysen, Jean Peschier and Henri Peschier.”
“UPDATE: With 30 days to go, support received so far has paid for return airfare and ground transport to Gstaad, where I’ll be collected to get to the village of Feutersoey, some 10 minutes away. Thank you, thank you.”
“34 days until I begin my contemporary arts residency at Open Spaces in the Swiss Alps, please visit my blogpost with a Paypal link — and help offset airfare and basic expenses for my stay.”