ANDREW ROGERS is an Australian artist who created the world’s largest contemporary land art project: Rhythms of Life. It began in 1998 and at present comprises 48 massive stone structures (Geoglyphs) across 13 countries in seven continents and has involved over 6,700 people. These Geoglyphs range in size up to 40,000 sq m/430,560 sq ft and they form a set of drawings upon the Earth and around the globe, connecting people with history and heritage. What makes these sculptures unique is their impressive vastness as wall as the organization and manual labour involved in their construction.
RHYTHMS OF LIFE: Kenia, Chyulu Hills, 2010; Israel, Arava Desert, 2001; Nepal, Jomson, 2008; Iceland, Akureyri, 2006; China, Gobi Desert, 2006; USA, Yucca Desert, 2006; India, Rajshtan, 2008; Chile, Atacama Desert, 2004; Antarctica, Dakshin Gangotri, 2010; Slovakia, High Tatras, 2008; Bolivia, Cerro Rico Mountains, 2005; Australia, Eastern Park, Geelong, Victoria, 2006; Turkey, Cappadocia, 2007; Sri Lanka, Kurunegala, 2005.
Google Earth tour: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=8JE0G6tlP2A#!
A DAY ON EARTH , Cappadocia, Turkey, 2009. The sculpture includes the world’s largest basalt arch. Inscribed with a single word, MEMORY, the arch is constructed with solid basalt columns and it is located at the end of a colonnade. Each column bears a inscription: liberty, justice, integrity, truth, respect, peace, freedom, quiet, hope, optimism, history, heritage, tolerance, beauty, joy, rights, love, responsibilities, faith, compassion, goodness, kindness.
SUSTENANCE, Cappadocia, Turkey, 2009