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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Grindelwald snow symposium sculpture.

In 1985 four artists (Berend Peter, Fré Ilgen, Coen Vernooy and I) were invited to participate in the annual snow symposium on the skating rink in the middle of town of Grindelwald, Switzerland. Together we worked out a plan - Fré Ilgen's idea was to make the Matterhorn; Berend Peter, Coen Vernooy and I contributed the concept by proposing to place the mountain within a context where it related to a very strict and geometric enclosure of some sort. All the sculptures originated from blocks which were formed by the public works department. We decided to stay within this basic shape and have four square walls enclose the Matterhorn in clockwise fashion; so people could enter the interior while not being able to look through the sculpture before doing so. Then the temperature rose...


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