Archive for the ‘land art’ Category

Wandering through the forest you wonder about why those tall friends – who have been there for ages – need to be brutally sliced from their feet. It is reassuring to think that they will be re-used as furniture or art. Actually most wood ends up in flames. A very green area in Germany (the romantic valley Lauthentahl: […]


It is not the seahorse (hippocampus) that sparked my imagination, but real horses (equus) splashing through the water. For some reason it is connected with words as: freedom, pure joy and for some romance. The natural image of a horse would be on land because it has four legs and no special flippers. It’s an […]


The Serpentine Gallery (London) is famous for its temporary pavilions. This year’s architect Peter Zumthor from Haldenstein in Switzerland has created a walled garden together with landscape architect Piet Oudhof. The Pritzker jury praised Mr. Zumthor’s use of materials. “In Zumthor’s skillful hands, like those of the consummate craftsman, materials from cedar shingles to sandblasted glass […]


do it again

12Apr11

Exaggeration adds drama and drama garners attention. The entertainment industry is well familiar with this trick to heap up tension and emotions. Also the drama-queens of popular culture in reality TV & You Tube know how to have Andy Warhol’s fifteen-minutes of fame by enlarging their life-events. Lately a lot of this ‘bigger-than-life effect’ is also […]


Roots interlace, spiders stick their threads. According to the mathematical sculptor Rinus Roelofs only humans create intentional structured mazes like a weaving pattern. R.Roelofs likes to transform 2D structures into 3D cupola’s or balls without using nails or glue, using leverage to balance a stabil construction. The proof of Roelofs’ pudding is not the combination of grids […]


vent des forets

19Sep10

Sculptures hidden in de forests near Verdun (france)


urban gardening

11May10

Decreased economical activity in europe entails industrial heritage. The new functions as park or event location could well signal the new future of europe as a touristic, cultural relax destination for the workaholics of the east. Maybe Ruhrgebiet 2010 (essen, cultural capital) is a best practice or detroit and liverpool to anticipate for this future.