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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SCALE MODELS and MAQUETTES

maquette model of steel sculpture|construction in Zaanstad Netherlands

Zaanstad - steel construction | sculpture - victory
wood, paint, pencil and plastic

maquette|model of Marconiplein sculpture - homage to Oud and van Doesburg

Marconiplein Rotterdam - homage to Oud and van Doesburg
wood, paint, plastic and paper

Terneuzen maquette|model - pollard willow ellipse construction

Terneuzen - pollard willow ellipse construction - witte wieven
wood, paint and pencil

Maquette|Model of cor-ten steel sculpture in Utrecht-Zuilen

Utrecht-Zuilen - weatherproof steel sculpture - goals
wood, coffee and painted zinc

maquette|model of land art in Lelystad Flevo polder Netherlands

Lelystad - homage to El Lissitzky
wood, acrylic, paint and pastel

maquette model of stainless steel sculpture|construction in Venray Netherlands

Venray Netherlands - stainless steel sculpture | construction - tangent circles
wood, steel and paint

scale models

Scale models are not just reductions of the full scale situations. A scale model, or maquette which is a term which has now reached the English language, is a world apart.

On one hand a maquette is a representation of proposed public sculptures, site specific sculpture, land art, architectural forms or public art in general - on the other hand maquettes are an art apart. You can regularly see representations of urban settings, buildings or architectural forms made by people who do not understand that a scale model is much more than an actual thing reduced in size. You can't reduce color. You can't reduce the relation one object has to another. The actual, full size effects of perspective are impossible to reproduce on a small scale, without the aid of special lenses or instruments. A maquette of something is like telling a story about it or representing it as an interpretation of reality.

A maquette should have its personal style, with specific characteristics, in order to be able to evoke the same effect as when one were on an actual location. A maquette of a proposed situation has to trigger the imagination of the viewer. And only in the imagination can one approach the sense of seeing something in reality. But also, when evaluating the way a maquette is created, it can say something about the artist who made it. His/her choices of material, portrayal of the proposed location, choices of orientation, use of color and the amount of detail - and/or avoidance of it - will tell about the artist's use of material, knowledge and execution of full scale sculpture or environmental installations - and that is what it is all about in the long run.


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