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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Art can manifest itself as many different physical forms. A painting or a sculpture fits the definition of visual art very clearly. A sculpture is an object, but so is a steering wheel. A painting is a flat plane, but a panel is too - so is an island a piece of land surrounded by water. If an object or a flat plane can be art, so can an island also fall into that category. On these pages, which I call FORMS by lack of a better word, I attempt to categorize my work and subdivide it into groups which are shown below.

islands as art and sculpture - Land Art

gardens as art and sculpture - Land Art

trees | forests
trees and forests - Land Art and sculpture

mazes | labyrinths
Mazes and labyrinths - Land Art and landscape

patios | courtyards
Patios and courtyards - Land Art

Sculpture as an object in contrast to its site

Categorizing sculpture in a different manner than what art historians are used to, is another approach towards defining art as recognizable forms.

Classifications as figurative, abstract, geometric, environmental and land art for instance, have been devised by art historians to be able to catagorize the different forms of art. We can also subdivide art according to the material of which it is made: stone, bronze, wood, etc. But it is also possible to classify art according to the the form in which it presents itself: islands, gardens, trees | forests, mazes | labyrinths, patios | courtyards and sculptures as objects in contrast to their environment, the site in which it is installed.

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