Posts tagged: land art
Bandelier’ a 2009 site specific sculpture by Norwegian artist Stuart Ian Frost at the Kunstcenturet Silkeborg Bad in Denmark. The material is scorched birch.
ARTWORK OF THE WEEK
Floating Island to Travel Around Manhattan Island (1970 - 2005)
Likely an homage to Frederick Law Olmsted’s design of Central Park, Floating Island offers a displacement of the park from its natural habitat, instead of the park being encircled by Manhattan, the park could now circle Manhattan.
The island is a further twist on Smithson’s career-long fascination with displacement. This generally meant taking art outdoors and bringing pieces of the land back indoors, into galleries. In the case of Floating Island, the displacement is all outdoors, an exploration of land and water, urban and rural, real and recreated, center and periphery.
Posthumously realized in 2005 from a sketch made in 1970, the island was towed around Manhattan for a week.
See more here
Read the story of the construction in the New York Times: It’s Not Easy Making Art That Floats
‘Spinifex’ by Australian artist Corey Thomas in Croajingolong National Park in Victoria, Australia.
‘Orpheus’ an inverted pyramid by English landscape architect Kim Wilkie, 2009 at Boughton House in Northamptonshire, UK. Liz Grice has called Mr. Wilkie a “professional sculptor of the land” in a excellent article in the Telegraph. He has a book out this year, ‘Led by the Land’: http://www.amazon.com/Led-Land-Landscapes-Kim-Wilkie/dp/071123325X.
Read Ms. Grice’s article here:
‘Unattainable Bridge’ by French artist Olivier Grossetete. Installed at the 2012 Tatton Park Biennial, Knutsford, Cheshire, Wales, UK.
red bowl, cao | perrot studio
Landscape architecture/art installation in Munich, Germany. Landscape architect unknown. Photo by Klaus Leidorf.
Life Mounds: Scottish landscape architect Charles Jencks latest creation at Jupiter Artland, a sculpture garden in Edinburgh. Photos by Jim Wolffman.
Textile installation by French artist Edith Muesnier in the Forest d’Halatte in France. Material: plastic wrapping ribbons.
Landscape installation by Michael McGillis. Read the artist’s statement here: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=408180159227786&set=a.408179919227810.86860.149039781808493&type=1&theater.
Nils Udo # 2
(hommage au Facteur Cheval Hauterives)
copyright David Basso
‘Time & Flow’ by English land artist Chris Drury, 2011. Located in Thixendale, Wolds Way, Yorkshire in the U.K.
Turf mound in the Wrekin Garden in Shropshire, U.K. Designed Alan Gardener Design. Photo by John Glover.