Enclosure Fathom Part 2: Limited Edition: All Things Blue (5517) E: The Dummy Record – ‘’Quia veteres scalae meae fractae sunt’’ (Because my old ladder is broken) – Ladder Sniff.

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This work was on exhibition as part of the celebration of Earth Day during April at Exhibizone – Biafarin Online Exhibition Portal. Diversia: Earth; its 11th international monthly show, a smart online exhibition with 108 contemporary artworks, opened on April 01, 2021, and remained on view online through April 30, 2021.

This April, Diversia: Earth told a unique visual story of Earth.

As Carl Sagan, the visionary scientist, beautifully said: “The pale blue dot”, the only home we’ve ever known, is the only place to everyone we love, everyone we know, everyone we ever heard of, every human being who ever was, and lived out. https://www.exhibizone.com/p/diversia-earth-2021.html?AW=AW127773508

This work had the honor of becoming the 2nd ranked work of the exhibition, out of 108 works.

A Chapter from the book ‘Enclosure Fathom’ accompanies this work:

You did not know what cold was until you visited Rovaniemi or what, sunny cold meant or what it felt like sucking the marrow from a reindeer’s bone, directly before a sweet mug of coffee, before visiting the country of pseudo Father Christmas. It is the place of a magical snow castle in Lehtojärvi Rovaniemi, called the Arctic SnowHotel. It was an exotic wild place where you could take warm snow saunas and experience a plug out of everything normal you were used to.

When they attempted to land at Rovaniemi things got rough.

A soon as soft white flakes started to fall, an army of industrial scale snow ploughs, sweepers, and snow blowers, started cleaning up the tarmac. They faced an icy, barely iced over runway and a strong tailwind.

The rova part in the name Rovaniemi has often been considered to be of Saami origin, as roavve in Northern Saami denotes a forested ridge or hill or the site of an old forest fire. The niemi part of the name means “cape”.

Rovaniemi  is a city and municipality of Finland. It is the administrative capital and commercial centre of Finland’s northernmost province, Lapland, and its southern part Peräpohjola. It is situated about 6 kilometres (4 miles) south of the Arctic Circle and is between the hills of Ounasvaara and Korkalovaara, at the confluence of the river Kemijoki and its tributary, the Ounasjoki.

The woman was as close to the Arctic Circle as could be and exactly where she was supposed to be. She held the small compass in her hand. It was tiny and fitted to her palm in its own leather tiny pouch.

She looked up and fitted the old school binoculars to her chin and gave a gasp. As she looked up, at the strange looking light, it made an unearthly noise and came down with such a crash and with such an explosion, over such a wide area being slowed by the kite like parachute. She saw the name on the parachute even in the dark with all the Northern Lights crazily blinking on and off simultaneously.

She put her fist in the air and shouted; ”you first class …. hole, back to uni with you!”

The dark sooted wreckage landed almost on top of her. The bearing just not precise to have landed on the pre marked LZ.

It took the soldiers a couple of hours to remove the spectacle and to cool it down enough to get to touch anything inside…….

Copyrighted: Sharmaine T. Pretorius 2001



  1. Rovaniemi – Wikipedia
  2. How do Finnish airports cope with heavy snowfall and freezing temperatures? | Finavia
Opening Ceremony ”Enclosure Fathom – Part 2”. Please note all footage copyrighted to the artist.

Listen to Seal and this song from “THE FAMILY MAN” movie… called This Could be Heaven.

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