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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URBAN LAND ART - a concept for a park in Finland

Land Art in the urban environment

URBAN LAND ART - a concept sketches for a land fill
Idea sketches for a "floating" park as a circle segment - a concept for a park as an urban land art project in Kajaani, Finland.

distilling my ideas

Somehow, distilling my ideas, I got to the point where a down-to-earth circle segment seemed achieve what I had set as my goal. A geometrical- elementary gesture would complement the organically evolved surroundings. At the time I did not consider an elliptical one, parabolic or whatever - observation from the ground would always undergo a perspective correction, or be it distortion. From the sky aerial surveying instruments would in that case be needed to discern between these possible forms; my point was to create an elementary counterpart for the existing situation - not making a theoretical geometrical statement.

In the second sketch curved, concrete retaining walls accentuate a curvilinear movement into the water and suggest enclosing a boundless space. - embracing the whole north in their arms. On Midsummer (Juhannus) night the concave contour would grasp the last and - less than three hours later- the first rays of the setting and rising sun. >>

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