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Michael Grab, Winter, 2013

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Stone balance from Winter 2013
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At the intersection of installation, meditation, and environmental art we find the peaceful stone balancing of Michael Grab.  These site-specific pieces are held together only by gravity, or, as Grab would put it, “gravity glue”.  His 2013 Winter Series includes balanced stones and chunks of ice serenely situated in rapid rivers, still ponds, city streets, and mountainsides.


For Michael, stone balancing is a medium for experiencing stillness and learning important life lessons.  He places greater importance on the process of creating his work than he does the final product.  And what exactly is his process?  In his own, simple words: “Put one rock on top of another rock”.

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Andrew Rogers, Ancient Language, 2004

Andrew Rogers, Ancient Language, 2004 | Contemporary Environmental Art | Scoop.it
The Geoglyph 'Ancient Language', created by land artist Andrew Rogers in the Atacama Desert Chile, is based on an ancient petroglyph found in the region.
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Andy Goldsworthy, Rowan Leaves Laid Around a Hole, 1987

Andy Goldsworthy, Rowan Leaves Laid Around a Hole,  1987 | Contemporary Environmental Art | Scoop.it
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Agnes Denes, Tree Mountain- A Living Time Capsule, 1992-96

Agnes Denes, Tree Mountain- A Living Time Capsule, 1992-96 | Contemporary Environmental Art | Scoop.it
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Fesson Ludovic, Mirror of Water, 2013

Fesson Ludovic, Mirror of Water, 2013 | Contemporary Environmental Art | Scoop.it
I have been an admirer of environmental art, but it is not that frequent to find artists working within this medium. A few past related features include patterns in the snow by Sonja Hinrichsen, creations based on local traditions by Scarlett Hooft Graafland, and the popular tree illusions by Zander Olsen. In this latest post, I...
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Earth As Art: 'How Did Nature Do That?' : NPR

Earth As Art: 'How Did Nature Do That?' : NPR | Contemporary Environmental Art | Scoop.it
Satellites help track storms, power the GPS signals in our cars and phones and beam TV signals around the world. But they also send back striking, totally disarming images of planet Earth. (Via @nprnews: Earth As Art: 'How Did Nature Do That?

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Sonja Hinrichsen, Snow Drawings at Rabbit Ears Pass, 2012

Sonja Hinrichsen, Snow Drawings at Rabbit Ears Pass, 2012 | Contemporary Environmental Art | Scoop.it
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For Sonja Hinrichsen, wide open landscapes and frozen lakes are the best canvases for creating large scale works of environmental art.  In a project called Snow Drawings, Hinrichsen creates ephemeral designs by strapping on her snowshoes and walking for hours at a time in the freshly fallen powder.  For these snow drawings at Rabbit Ears Pass, Hinrichsen brought together a group of volunteers from Steamboat Springs and Hayden, Colorado.  The group worked for two weekends to create this monumental piece.


To share this artwork with the largest possible audience, it is necessary to document the snow drawings immediately.  Because artwork such as this can only be view in its entirety from above and may be erased by a few hours of snowfall, Hinrichsen collaborated with aerial photographers to document the making and the final product at Rabbit Ears Pass.

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Hilary Fayle, Stitch Work (Delhi), 2011

Hilary Fayle, Stitch Work (Delhi), 2011 | Contemporary Environmental Art | Scoop.it
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Hillary Fayle was studying embroidery at the Manchester Metropolitan University in England when she began incorporating found objects into her artwork.  Upon returning to her home in Western New York, Fayle completed a series of embroidered leaves.  She made the decision to work with leaves because they are renewable, sustainable, and environmentally friendly. The leaves are coated in a non-toxic preservative that protects them and makes them resilient enough to withstand her meticulous needle and thread.  The play between the delicate veins of the leaves and Fayle’s intricate needlework offers viewers a small, quiet for visual meditation.

 

Fayle has continued to produce custom-made embroidered leaves while pursuing her MFA at Virginia Commonwealth University.

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Aviva Rahmani, Blue Rocks, 2002

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This is an expanded site of work by the artist, Aviva Rahmani, including fine art products. Although Rahmani's current work as an ecological artist is familiar to many at her ghostnets.com site, her earlier work is virtually unknown and has rarely been exhibited. This site presents selections from a series of portfolios of work produced and critical essays from 1966 to the present.
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