Tag Archive for land art

Mystical Arc in the Forest by James Tapscott (4 pics)

Conceived for the Japan Alps Art Festival, the Arc ZERO – Nimbus by James Tapscott is located in Omachi, Japan. The installation marks the entrance to the temple of Hotokizaki Kanon-ji, such as mystical entrance to another world which transforms the all forest in a mysterious and sweet land, full of fairy invisible presences.

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Mystical Arc in the Forest by James Tapscott (4 pics)

A Ring of Fire Blazes in the Middle of the Swiss Alps (5 pics)

All photos © Stefan Altenburger, 2017 Burning brightly amidst the snowcapped mountains of the Swiss Alps is Douglas Gordon and Morgane Tschiember’s fiery installation  As close as you can for as long as it lasts . The temporary piece of blazing land art was produced for the biennial event  Elevation 1049 , a collection of 11 sculpture, performance, video and sound installations supported by the LUMA Foundation  and situated within Gstaad, Switzerland.

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A Ring of Fire Blazes in the Middle of the Swiss Alps (5 pics)

Ash Dome: A Secret Tree Artwork in Wales Planted by David Nash in 1977 (3 pics)

In 1977, sculptor David Nash cleared an area of land near his home in Wales where he trained a circle of 22 ash trees to grow in a vortex-like shape for an artwork titled Ash Dome . Almost 40 years later, the trees still grow today. The artist has long worked with wood and natural elements in his art practice, often incorporating live trees or even animals into pieces.)

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Ash Dome: A Secret Tree Artwork in Wales Planted by David Nash in 1977 (3 pics)

Washed Up: Alejandro Duran’s Site-Specific Found Plastic and Trash Installations (10 pics)

Working along a single stretch of coastline in Sian Ka’an, Mexico’s largest federally-protected reserve, artist Alejandro Duran collects countless bits of trash that washes up from locations around the world. So far he’s discovered plastic debris from dozens of countries on this shore of the Caribbean coast which he utilizes for site site-specific installations for an ongoing project titled Washed Up . By creating aesthetically pleasing landscapes from a disheartening medium, it’s Duran’s hope to create a harsh juxtaposition that draws attention to the global catastrophe of ocean pollution.)

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Washed Up: Alejandro Duran’s Site-Specific Found Plastic and Trash Installations (10 pics)

The square flowers of Baku Maeda (13 pics)

With his new project entitled  Bit Leaves , the Japanese artist  Baku Maeda , based in Sapporo, is having fun disturbing the gentle and soft shapes of nature by creating square flowers and plants, like unlikely geometric shapes arising in the fields, gardens or even ponds.

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The square flowers of Baku Maeda (13 pics)

Bit Leaves: Square Flowers and Plants by Baku Maeda (7 pics)

Sapporo-based freelance illustrator and artist Baku Maeda tends to see the world a bit differently. His simple observations and humorous interventions like Leaf Beasts and Ribbonesia have gone viral the last few years. He recently shared this fun series of clipped square flowers on his Tumblr and Instagram which he refers to as Bit Leaves .

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Bit Leaves: Square Flowers and Plants by Baku Maeda (7 pics)