(Thanks in part to Natural Architecture from the Princeton Architectural Press)
Land art is at the heart of history and the human experience, from primitive cave drawings to ancient stone henges. In modern times, increased artistic freedom coupled with technical and conceptual innovations have liberated land artists to create ever more amazing works of natural sculpture and earth architecture. Some of these are mind-boggling in scale while other smaller works are astonishing for the amount of thought, effort and material that went into their making.
Some land artists prefer to use natural material to represent real forms found in nature while others prefer artificial geometric patterns. Some bend and twist their material palette to fit a preconceived vision of a piece while others take what they find and augment, enhance or interpret it through their work. Whatever their approaches, these eighteen earth artists have accomplished amazing things with mother nature. Click below to learn more: