Land art is an art form practiced for centuries, which utilizes physical landscapes transformed into visually appealing bodies. The artists associated with this form of art have a strong love and concern towards their environment and their creations take us to an entirely different world. Here are five such amazing and astonishing nature inspired art creations for you.
The “Hocus Pocus”: This amazing artistic creation by North Carolina based artist Patrick Dougherty utilizes a fusion of carpentry skills and love for nature. The artist creates amazing art forms by using trees like pussy willow, maple, aspen, poplar, birch, witch hazel and ash. His Hocus Pocus was established at Bittersweet Farm in North Carolina in the year 2008.
The “Song of Dragonflies”: The mesmerizing sculptures of horses, shadowy figures and flowing abstract pieces was created by using naturally available substances like algae, willow, pinecones and birch barks. The stories of the Finnish forests, lakes, mossy mountains and massive fields are revealed by the weaving techniques used by artist Jenni Tieaho. “Songs of Dragonflies” is created out of woven willow and resembles one of those secrets of nature.
The “Clemson Clay Nest”: This land art form is the creation of Bavarian artist Nils-Udo. The artist prefers to make use of freely available, and environmentally friendly materials like roots, vines, flowers, branches, stones and berries. The “Clemson Clay Nest” was made from red clay, bamboo and pine logs in the year 2005 with the assistance of students of the Clemson University at South Carolina.
The “Organic Highway”: About 1,300 wooden logs were put together to create this 60 meter long “Organic Highway” made by the Danish artist Mikael Hansen. Mikael has created several art forms all over Europe and Asia and generally works with wood, bamboo and trees to create corridors, roads and other structures.
The “Passage”: Cornelia Konrads from Germany is the proud designer of this unique land art form, which is pure delight to look at. The artist creatively makes use of strings and wires to give an illusion of gravity and her art forms are totally out of this world.
Land art uses both the landscape and the nature as canvas and source of materials to create magical creations like the ones mentioned above which are far more than a mere symbol of wealth and intellectuality.