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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 land art in Lelystad Flevo polder Netherlands - maquette|model

Lelystad - homage to El Lissitzky
wood, acrylic, paint and pastel - scale 1:200

land art scale model

Because of this land art project's size, I decided to use a scale of 1:200. In this case this is large enough to give a good idea of the project, while it would still be possible to be transported without having to employ special means.

I used to make a mixture of plaster of Paris and glue to attain relief on my models. But if you want to save your maquettes it will crack and is quite vulnerable. So for the mound itself I glued layers of chipboard together and sculpted the shape of the crescent.

Because in reality this land art project give a man made gesture in the landscape, I wanted to accent this aspect of a gesture in the maquette too. But working on a smaller scale and indoors, you need other materials to attain the same effect. So in this case I used a more painterly technique and accentuated the crescent with pastel and chalk. For the asphalt road I used a black stain.


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