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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

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

Land Art got Bigger

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 … 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

Hyde Parklife – By Design

Hyde Parklife – By Design

Now in its twelfth year, London’s Serpentine Gallery commissions an architect to design a temporary pavilion in the surrounding Hyde Park as a gathering place for visitors to hear lectures and soak up the atmosphere. This year, Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei along with Swiss architects Herzog & de Meuron have created a mirror-like, disc-shaped … Continue reading

From Land Art to Landscape Architecture

From Land Art to Landscape Architecture

Following on from this post, Martha Schwartz has in part become such a  successful landscape architect, as she was able to translate her art background into the lexicon of landscape.  So if you’re looking for inspiration, a great place to start might be The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) in Los Angeles who are running an exhibition … Continue reading

Charles Jencks at the Garden Museum

Charles Jencks at the Garden Museum

I was fortunate enough to attend a lecture by eminent Landscape Architect and Post-Modern theorist, Charles Jencks last week at the Garden Museum, in which he spoke about The Garden of Cosmic Speculation and his ongoing projects including Parco Portello, Milan & Namsan Park, Seoul in preparation of the EcoGeo Festival 2013. I have always … Continue reading