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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ENVIRONMENTAL SCULPTURE, LAND ART PROJECTS and LANDSCAPE SCULPTURES

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environmental sculpture
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land art - environmental sculpture and landscape design - site specific works, installations and projects

land art

environmental installation, a land art project in Baarn, Holland. Trajectory for Rembrandt.

environmental installation

2000 - 2010

environmental art - the iron pollard | de ijzeren knot, island and osier environment, Hardinxveld/Giessendam NL - environmental sculpture and landscape design - land art, site specific works, installations and projects

environmental art

environmental installation - land art sculpture and landscape design - site specific works, installations and projects

environmental installation

 
urban environment - site specific works, environmental sculpture and landscape design - installations and projects

urban environment

environmental design - land art and park design - Kajaani Finland and the site specific sculpture of Lucien den Arend - his site specific sculptures and works in the city of Kajaani

environmental design

 
environmental art - sculpture and landscape design - site specific works, installations and projects

environmental art

environmental art - sculpture and landscape design - site specific works, installations and projects

environmental art

1990 - 2000


Land art, a dike in Holland. Site specific installation.

land art

land art in Holland near Zeeland. Environmental and site specific landscape sculpture.

land art

 
environmental sculpture and landscape design - site specific works, installations and projects

environmental sculpture

land art - environmental sculpture and landscape design - site specific works, installations and projects

land art

 
urban environment, an environmental sculpture and landscape design - site specific works, installations and projects

urban environment

environmental installation - sculpture and landscape design - site specific works, installations and projects

environmental installation

 
environmental art - sculpture and landscape design - site specific works, installations and projects

environmental art

urban environment - environmental sculpture and landscape design - site specific works, installations and projects

urban environment

 
an urban environment - environmental sculpture or urban land art - site specific works, installations and projects

urban environment

land art - environmental sculpture and landscape design - site specific works, installations and projects

land art

1980 - 1990

environmental  - environmental sculpture and landscape design - site specific works, installations and projects

environmental art

urban environment and landscape design - site specific works, installations and projects

urban environment

 
land art, environmental sculpture and landscape design - site specific works, installations and projects

land art

urban environment sculpture and landscape design - site specific works, installations and projects

environmental sculpture

1969 - 1980

The above descriptions are about environmental art in the landscape and in urban environments. Some can be classified as land art, while others are actually urban environments. Environmental art is of- or pertains to the environment. Therefore it is so that land art is also a form of environmental art. When the used material is local material, it can be called land art as well as environmental art. Being of the same material, the work becomes one with its surroundings, while at the same time it distinguishes itself from it. The surroundings reflect in the work. There have been and still are, various other terms used, like earth art and landworks.

I think that nowadays it is less likely that land art will also be called environmental art because the term environmental has gotten a broader and shifted meaning. It used to mean a specific surroundings, which could indeed be an environment like that of a dumpsite. But its definition has evolved towards an awareness of our natural environment and our preservational responsibilities concerning it.

These works are more than being in dialogue with their surroundings; they cross the borders between themselves and their surrounding environment. In this way they become part of- and form a totality with the original environment, which has been transformed by their introduction. Maybe it can be said that land art points outwards and manifests itself, while environmental art is more introvert. I don't think size matters in attempting to classify one or the other.

Some works were conceived for exhibitions and symposia and have disappeared. Most works are meant to be permanent. Their permanence varies, depending on various factors - environmental, as well as human factors. Maintenance is one of them. The willingness to preserve works of art depends on the level of appreciation. A few works have disappeared in the period between their installation and the present day.


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