Land art and site specific sculpture - land art uses the environment and its scale as its material. Concrete art is expressed in material itself with which the artist introduces her non-representational objective. Public art can be viewed and accessed by observers.
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Highway art - art in the road environment

highway A15 polar screen in the Betuwe

Land art as a point of reference which returns.
Art and the A15 - poplar trees in a straight line to the horizon "along" the highway.

In the caption above I put the word "along" in quotation marks because that's just my point. When building roads, streets, highways or whichever route of transportation, things like trees are as good as always placed parallel to its axis - alongside it. In those cases these objects kind of force the intervention even more onto its surroundings. So I decided to turn this effect around. I introduced a linear piece of land art, in the form of a row of Italian Poplar trees (Populus Nigra 'Italica'), fifteen or more kilometers long which orientates itself on the location of the highway at it beginning and its end. So this is the direction in which we are going; but we now become (even more) aware of the curves our thoroughfare makes. We then discover that this vertical green screen does not diverge from our direction, but it is we who meander through it.

art along the highway


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