land-art

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Nestled between hills in the eastern Sahara desert bordering the Red Sea in El Gouna, Egypt is an awesome piece of land art entitled Desert Breath. Between 1995 and 1997 this site-specific installation was created by the D.A.ST. Arteam, comprised of installation artist Danae Stratou, industrial designer and architect Alexandra Stratou, and architect Stella Constantindies.

8,000 square meters of sand were displaced to create large positive and negative conical volumes which form two interlocking spirals that expand from a water-filled center across an area of 100,000 square meters.

17 years since it was created, Desert Breath still exists, “becoming through its slow disintegration, an instrument to measure the passage of time.”

Click here to view more photos of and information about this beautiful project.

[via My Modern Metropolis]

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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 unique 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.”

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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.

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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.

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Land Art by Cornelia Konrads

This magician is able to sculpt nature into a wonderful and magical world. The theme of his work is weightlessness, it manages to outsmart son through complex installation that intersect. Doors and walls that make up the landscape gently soar skyward. She officiates in Germany, mainly in private gardens or in small patches of wild forests.