"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.