Ahimsa, the resting cow (recent project) 

Now on display at the beach Blijburg in Amsterdam, September 6 until October 31. 

‘Ahimsa, the resting cow’ is a travelling sculpture of a cow that radiates peace. To honor and thank the cow for giving so generously for many decades. And at the same time she refers to Mother Earth. 

Meaning Ahimsa (in short); nonviolence and reverence for all life. Showing peace and awe for all sentient beings.

She wants to contribute to a new era in which a loving and harmonieus way of living and working together is paramount, a symbiosis between plant, animal, mankind and earth. By giving back to the land and the animals and to each other, by sharing, we will discover that there is a deep joy hidden within.

It’s a loving sculpture that calls us to come together. Everyone is very welcome to take a seat in her cirkel. To find the stillness within ourselves. Everyone has a heart and knows deep down what truly is. When we regain an eye for ourselves and all that lives on this magical planet we rediscover that everyone contributes something valuable.

My gratitude goes out to my dear buddy Dirk-Jan Schrander (guitar builder/artist) who can do magic with steel, it was joyful and lovable working with him on the cow sculpture. Working together🤍

During the start of ‘Ahimsa’s’ journey I will cooperate with Demeter and their bio dynamic farmers. The way they treat the animals and the land is inspiring. It promises to be a colorful exhibition where we invite city-dwellers and regional farmers to engage in conversation, around the cow. To see how we as urbanites and farmers can once again be part of a healthy and fertile cycle with regard to farm animals, landscape, nature of which we are all part of.

Follow the journey of #Ahimsa on instagram and facebook: Ode to the Wilderness, Jantien Mook and Stichting Demeter.