Deep in the woods of southern France, artist Spencer Byles transformed the forest into a mysterious wonderland through a series of spectacular, organic sculptures. Byles spent a year immersed in the woodlands of La Colle sur Loup, Villeneuve-Loubet, and Mougins for this ambitious project, using only cables and natural, found materials to create his stunning works of art.
Martin Hillis an internationally recognised communications designer, environmental sculptor and photographer. His photographs of ephemeral sculptures he makes in nature are featured in galleries and international collections and have been published and distributed widely in an effort to increase awareness of the need to align the design of the modern world with nature’s design.
Living and working near Wanaka in New Zealand, Hill creates his site-specific installations together with his partner Philippa Jones, exploring the topic of sustainability since 1992.
In the middle of a small lake in Belgium, a rectangular piece of the
water’s surface is mysteriously glowing. This elusive light is the
design of Belgian artist duo Karel Burssens and Jeroen Verrecht, aka “88888”,
whose works transform specific sites into art. Their otherworldly light
installation, “Untitled”, was created for the Horst Art and Music
Festival, located on one of the two moats that surround the medieval
Urnatur, Sweden. “The wood hermitage is a place for relaxation and reflection. Here in
the forest you can enjoy the luxury of simplicity, living in
hand-crafted cottages, or in a tree house, without electricity. Sit down
by the fireplace and savour the moment. The soft light of the kerosene
lamp and the scent of boiled coffee readily guide you to intimate
conversations, far from everyday pressures.”
The work of Javier Riera born in Avilés, Asturias, Spain, is based in geometric shaped light projections, striked directly onto vegetation and landscape. He uses photography as a means for registration and spreading of the happening, without digital manipulation whatsoever. Thus, it’s centered in an experience of real intervention onto “the space and time of the landscape”, something that approximates him to the LandArt proposals.