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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Walls in land art and other environmental sculpture

Walls in urban land art define an urban oasis in Ede, the Netherlands.
Concrete walls enclose an oasis-like refuge in the center of the public space of Ede in the Netherlands.

an urban oasis

The difference in height between the street above and the quay below is three meters. The walls as experienced from the quay below are higher than the normal height of interior spaces in average buildings. The full length of the quay projects above the water, forming a horizontal wall serving as a cantilevered walkway. The juxtaposition of the red, white, black and yellow walls is perpendicular - they counteract the obtuse as well as acute plane formed by the row of trees - depending on which viewpoint one chooses.

Access to this space is limited to two routes of approach: One is the obvious balcony and steel stairs leading down to the pond. The other, less obvious way is from behind the red wall; there are natural stone steps behind the left end the wall in the above image. Between the red and white walls there is a ramp for people in wheelchairs.


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