Land Art got Bigger

Australian artist Andrew Rogers has been creating the most amazing temporary interventions in the land for the past few years across the globe.

He uses local materials wherever possible and local people to help construct his projects. Sacred, which is his white horse in Slovakia, pictured here, is made from travertine marble that lies scattered around the Carpathian Mountain range, whilst Shield in Kenya was built with the help of an enormous Massai local workforce taking years to complete, and already falling  this apart. However, this is precisely part of the plan as nature reclaims the dry stone walls back to rocky outcrops. Not quite as temporary as Eve Wright’s Walking Drawings in the sand, but nevertheless a daring gesture of the temporal nature of man, art and existence.

This is landscape architecture at it’s most responsive – a purely iconic and emotionally engaging dialogue with the genius loci of the place.

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