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Fool’s Gold or is it ?

Fool’s Gold or is it ?

At first glimpse I couldn’t see any difference – it appeared to be just a natural desert landscape, but on closer inspection, you can see that certain rocks and pebbles have been coated in goldleaf! This is such a subtle intervention in the landscape which is a direct commentary on our decadent, transient  lifestyle compared … Continue reading

Smart Sand Art

Smart Sand Art

Following on from my post on Evewright’s wonderful beach art, Treehugger has put me in touch with another great environmental artist, Gunilla Klingberg and her work, Sense and Sustainability. She has a totally different approach by using recycled tyres formatted to fit onto a steel cylinder which is then fitted to the beach cleaning tractor, … Continue reading

Moss Graffiti and more

Moss Graffiti and more

British artist, Anna Garforth is becoming well-known for her fantastic moss graffiti, which she diligently grows herself. Environmental Graffiti feature Anna and a host of other inspired outdoor artists from across the globe.  From scrolling moss poems on walls to The Moss Cross, designed and built for the Urban Physic Garden which highlights the importance … Continue reading

Secret Land Art

Secret Land Art

Land art continues to fascinate me, probably because I’m a frustrated artist, but, with a little more time, experience and opportunity I may well be able to take my version of landscape architecture into that arena. Sylvain Meyer is an absolute inspiration, creating the most divine and sensitive natural interpolations with the use of mainly … Continue reading

Interventions in the Land or Sea Scape

Interventions in the Land or Sea Scape

As a landscape architecture student at the University of Greenwich we were encouraged to take an off the wall arts module entitled ‘Art and Context’ which was primarily an intervention in the landscape. Regrettably I turned down the opportunity to spend a wet week in autumnal Wales and so missed out on this life affirming … Continue reading

Steampunk Sculpture Park

Steampunk Sculpture Park

I’m always on the lookout for that special something to add intrigue and value to a landscape design, and I have been absolutely bowled over by these amazing steampunk sculptures by Dr. Evermor aka Tom Every. Created at a scrap metal yard in Wisconsin from the 1980’s, it houses one of the world’s largest ever … Continue reading

The Power of Environmental Art

The Power of Environmental Art

Beautiful Decay is a popular magazine and online community that brings us out “there” art, and it was they who first drew my attention to the amazing works of Olga Ziemska. Her powerful outdoor installations are startling and evocative, making us question ecology, the nature of recycling and our place in the landscape. These non-elitist, inclusive sculptures … Continue reading

Singapore’s Gardens by the Bay Opening This Week!

Singapore’s Gardens by the Bay Opening This Week!

Grant Associates as ‘A fusion of nature and technology’,  phase one of the much anticipated development opens to the public on 29th June 2012. The down-town business district of Singapore has been successfully transformed into a beautiful and thought-provoking international destination. It’s been a long journey from their winning entry announced in September 2006 to today. … Continue reading

Green Occupation in Beirut

Green Occupation in Beirut

The World Health Organisation recommends 12 square metres of green space per capita. Beirut has less than one, which prompted locals to spend Saturday in whatever little bit of green they can find (or create) in protest to the continued closure of their local park, Horsh Beirut. Closed over twenty years ago, they were promised … Continue reading