land art

A Forest in Minnesota is Shaped Exactly Like the State Itself

A Forest in Minnesota is Shaped Exactly Like the State Itself

It may look like a craftily Photoshopped April Fools’ joke, but this forest in Minnesota, visible on Google Maps, is shaped exactly like the state itself. The forest bears an incredible resemblance to

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Norway Unveils Beautiful “Memory Wound” Dedicated to Utoya Island Massacre Victims

Norway Unveils Beautiful “Memory Wound” Dedicated to Utoya Island Massacre Victims

Swedish artist Dahlberg designed two national public art memorial sites: one located on the Sørbråten island north of Utoya Island with the second located in Oslo. The design proposes cleaving

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Incredible Spiraling Desert Breath Installation Sprawls Across the Sahara Sands

Incredible Spiraling Desert Breath Installation Sprawls Across the Sahara Sands

From a birds eye view, the sprawling installation appears like a massive spiral spinning toward a large circular pool in the center. The spiral is made from two arcing pathways, one of circular pyramids

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Artist Calvin Seibert Sculpts Mindblowing Modernist Sandcastles in Hawaii

Artist Calvin Seibert Sculpts Mindblowing Modernist Sandcastles in Hawaii

Trained as a sculptor's assistant, the New York-based artist uses his skills to craft sand sculptures that straddle the line between architecture and art. Seibert begins each artwork by sculpting the

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Spectacular Land Art Sculptures Made From Sticks and Stones Reflect Natural Cycles

Spectacular Land Art Sculptures Made From Sticks and Stones Reflect Natural Cycles

Hill and Jones often build a semi-circle from natural materials and set it amidst a dazzling lake. Then they wait for the sun to hit at the right moment to create a perfect reflection that completes the

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Floating Harvest Dome Made of 450 Umbrellas Returns to NYC!

Floating Harvest Dome Made of 450 Umbrellas Returns to NYC!

New Yorkers who weren't able to catch the mysterious, floating Harvest Dome before it crashed into Riker's Island now have a second chance to view it. Harvest Dome 2.0 is a new, improved version of the

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Andy Goldsworthy Uses Natural Materials to Make Ephemeral Art Installations at the Presidio in San Francisco

Andy Goldsworthy Uses Natural Materials to Make Ephemeral Art Installations at the Presidio in San Francisco

Andy Goldsworthy is a world-renowned artist, known for constructing complex and elaborate site-specific sculptures from natural materials. He has produced works using everything from icicles and mud to

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Nikolay Polissky Creates Massive ‘Beaubourg’ Sculpture Using Traditional Basket Weaving Techniques

Nikolay Polissky Creates Massive ‘Beaubourg’ Sculpture Using Traditional Basket Weaving Techniques

In the land art tradition, Nikolay Polissky's massive Beaubourg sculpture is made from natural materials, and it provides a commentary on the intersection of nature and human culture. Using

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Human Debris: Houston’s Trash-Filled Waterways Provide Fodder for Sculpture

Human Debris: Houston’s Trash-Filled Waterways Provide Fodder for Sculpture

Nothing is more disappointing for a nature photographer than finding piles of pollution while searching for inspiring new shots. Jeremy Underwoods turned his disappointment into a thought-provoking art

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Chad Wright’s Sand Castle Suburb Symbolizes the Collapse of the American Dream

Chad Wright’s Sand Castle Suburb Symbolizes the Collapse of the American Dream

Chad Wright is a native of California, where one can find many sprawling subdivisions. "I was raised in Orange County—a sprawling suburb of Southern California built by disciples of Levittown. We lived

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Top 6 Incredible Artworks Made From Autumn Leaves!

Top 6 Incredible Artworks Made From Autumn Leaves!

Lorenzo Duran's Intricate Leaf Art Spanish artist Lorenzo Duran cuts away at leaves with surgical precision to create detailed landscapes, intricate symbols, and a variety of other images. Duran was

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Rune Guneriussen Creates Magical New Artworks by Placing Everyday Objects in Natural Landscapes

Rune Guneriussen Creates Magical New Artworks by Placing Everyday Objects in Natural Landscapes

Rune Guneriussen's art installations are enchanting and imaginative, transforming the most banal objects into works of art. What makes his work even more interesting and mysterious is that Guneriussen is

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Eco-Baroque’s Unique Land Art Gilds Boulders in the Gobi Desert

Eco-Baroque’s Unique Land Art Gilds Boulders in the Gobi Desert

Lucas and Conkle lived for two weeks amongst the undeveloped lands of Mongolia, making site specific sculpture, video, installation and photography, which were then exhibited at the Mongolian National

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Evewright Creates Massive Sand Drawings Using the Beach as a Canvas

Evewright Creates Massive Sand Drawings Using the Beach as a Canvas

Evewright's sand drawings are somewhat similar to those produced by Andres Amador in the San Francisco Bay Area, which we've featured before on Inhabitat. According to Evewright's website, the

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Artist Olga Ziemska Creates Incredible Sculptures from Natural and Reclaimed Materials

Artist Olga Ziemska Creates Incredible Sculptures from Natural and Reclaimed Materials

In Stillness In Motion, one of Ziemska's most impressive sculptures, Ziemska uses only cut willow branches and wire to depict the silhouette of a woman, with flowing branches extending behind her. In

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Sylvain Meyer Transforms Elements of Nature into Beautiful Environmental Art

Sylvain Meyer Transforms Elements of Nature into Beautiful Environmental Art

Meyer takes soil, bed rock, boulders, stones, flowers and leaves and uses them as building blocks for innovative and ephemeral installations.   Swirls of yellow leaves contrast a bed of fallen red

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Artist Jaroslaw Koziara’s Gigantic Fish Sows Seeds of Unity Between Poland and Ukraine

Artist Jaroslaw Koziara’s Gigantic Fish Sows Seeds of Unity Between Poland and Ukraine

Artist Jaroslaw Koziara grew this gigantic 'crop circle' fish on fields between Horodyszcze (Poland) and Warez (Ukraine) for the Land Art Festival. He wanted to symbolize the history of unity and of trade

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Cornelia Konrads’ Incredible Land Art Installations Hover Above the Landscape

Cornelia Konrads’ Incredible Land Art Installations Hover Above the Landscape

The Gate (2004) © Cornelia Konrads Konrads works in the field of artists such as Andy Goldsworthy and Rob Mullholland, responding to nature by presenting a way for the viewer, or more commonly,

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Walter Mason Uses Nature’s Gifts To Create Striking Land Art

Walter Mason Uses Nature’s Gifts To Create Striking Land Art

This organic art is only temporary - a fleeting moment of organization in a seemingly chaotic world. Mason often combines leaves into geometric designs, cuts patterns into them or leaves a trail to create

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Portrait of Steve Jobs Made With Over 3,500 Apples

Portrait of Steve Jobs Made With Over 3,500 Apples

The enormous 22' by 15' feat is made from over 3,500 apples. Lefebvre bought a few crates of deer apples, which are not edible by humans, and got to work. Using a 2' x 2' grid system and a portrait of

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Perplexing “Yucca Crater” Will Be a Deep Desert Pool Using Repurposed Materials

Perplexing “Yucca Crater” Will Be a Deep Desert Pool Using Repurposed Materials

Ball Nogues’ project, Talus Dome, is a carefully constructed “pile” of stainless steel spheres on the side of a freeway in Edmonton, Alberta. To create the shape, and elaborate mold was engineered

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Storm King Art Center: A 500-Acre Outdoor Museum Set in New York’s Hudson Valley

Storm King Art Center: A 500-Acre Outdoor Museum Set in New York’s Hudson Valley

If you're looking for a relaxing summer getaway, you'll be hard pressed to find a location more unique and exquisite than the Storm King Art Center in New York's Hudson Valley. Located on a lush 500-acre

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Incredible Grass Globe Illusion Pops up in Paris!

Incredible Grass Globe Illusion Pops up in Paris!

Installed by 90 people over a five day period, the incredible optical illusion is 100 meters long and takes up 1200 square meters of lawn. It is covered in 300 square meters of sedum. Designed to rise

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Fields of Windstalks Harvest Kinetic Energy From the Wind

Fields of Windstalks Harvest Kinetic Energy From the Wind

Some consider wind turbines to be garish blips on serene landscapes. Not so with this Windstalk concept, which utilizes a series of 1203 kinetic energy-generating “stalks” to harness power.

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World’s Largest Artwork Created on Frozen Lake Baikal!

World’s Largest Artwork Created on Frozen Lake Baikal!

A team of eight people committed to walking in circles for art, including a documentary filmmaker and a photographer. Given the ethereal nature of the piece, it's not surprising how important

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The ‘Land Art Generator Initiative’ Combines Art with Energy Creation

The ‘Land Art Generator Initiative’ Combines Art with Energy Creation

The power of art is often described as being emotional, healing, ethereal, and inspirational. But in the context of the Land Art Generator Initiative (LAGI), art's power is as literal as that: power. An

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BOOK REVIEW: Mushroom|Clouds by Chris Drury

BOOK REVIEW: Mushroom|Clouds by Chris Drury

Land Art is, historically, HUGE. Ginormous. It is art that is heaved and coughed and carved into the hardest and bitterest corners of the suffering planet, art that says “humans were here.”

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