Tag Archives: landscapes
Jaume Plensa is a spanish sculpture artist who makes eteral and serene head and human figures, who have a beautiful presence in several varieties of open space. Whether they live on a green in realtion to a 18th century castle or are snug among the skyscrapers and street trees, they use their scale and lightness to add a whimsical distraction.
With titles like Sheep Blossum, Jellypreserve, and Fried Flock, Jason DeMarte uses the juxtaposition of pristine natural landscape, very commercial plastic colors and shapes, to politely bring into view the daily conflict between human pollutants and the unprotected environment. Another of his themes is food. He uses a mix and mash of majestic animals with fatty cakes or rococo style decoration to excite viewers with a smile with lingering disgust at the same time.
“I wanted to create a field of light stems, that, like the dormant seed in a dry desert, would quietly wait until darkness falls, and then, under a blazing blanket of southern stars, would bloom with gentle rhythms of light.”
In the 1960s and 70s, former Yugoslavian president Josip Broz Tito wanted to commemorate WWII battles sites and former concentration camp sites with grand structures. They were designed by different sculptors (Dušan Džamonja, Vojin Bakić, Miodrag Živković, Jordan and Iskra Grabul, etc.) and architects (Bogdan Bogdanović, Gradimir Medaković…) in honor of the Socialist Republic. By the 1990s, the Republic had dissolved, the structures […]
‘Tree Line’ is a photo series by Welsh-born Olsen Zander. The trees are wrapped with white materials “to construct a visual relationship between tree, not-tree and the line of horizon.” While the idea is simple, the illusion is mesmerizing. I could certainly stare at these for hours. Do they change your perspective of the natural landscape; […]
This installation was constructed for the Jardins de Métis/Reford Gardens’ Annual Avant-Gardening Expo in Quebec. As described by the artist, this “semi-reflective equilateral triangle (20 x 20 x 20 ft) provides an intimate, courtyard-like enclosure that both frames and intensifies the perception of the forest. Within the enclosure, the colour of the glass establishes a sense of […]