Thursday, October 21, 2010

Land Art 2010!

"I enjoy the freedom of just using my hands and "found" tools--a sharp stone, the quill of a feather, thorns. I take the opportunities each day offers: if it is snowing, I work with snow, at leaf-fall it will be with leaves; a blown-over tree becomes a source of twigs and branches. I stop at a place or pick up a material because I feel that there is something to be discovered. Here is where I can learn. " ~ Andy Goldsworthy

Advanced Studio in Art did a wonderful job with their Land Art projects yesterday. Take a look at some of the pictures.

Land Art is a modern art movement that explores the relationship between art and the environment in which it exists.

Although Land Art can be seen in museums, it is more commonly found outdoors. It will disappear over time. We call this ephemeral. All of our sculptures will erode in the coming days and months.

Students had to work collaboratively to create site-specific sculptures and document their work with digital photographs.

Land art is often inspired by natural processes. Land artists rejected the commercialization of art, and were also concerned for the environment. Their work reflected a general ‘back-to-the-land’ reaction against the destruction of the countryside through urbanization and industrialization.


Ms. Carreau said...

I took my 6th grade class out to do some ecosystem observations when we came across the land art. What a delight! Every students was amazed and had a positive comment about the installations. Even though nature had transformed some of them a bit, they were a wonder! Thanks so much for adding an artful, abiotic element to our study!
-Ms. Carreau

thovish said...

That is fantastic! I am so glad that they were able to see the works. Thank you Ms. Carreau!

Richard Shilling said...

Fantastic work, very impressed.