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Organic sculpture

PROTEST
2000

GYONGY LAKY is a Hungarian-born, American based artist. Her work employs humble materials, often harvested from nature and agricultural sources, and recycled elements and it features direct methods of hand construction that she associates with basic, grass roots, human ingenuity about making things.
The themes of Laky’s site-spefic sculptures unclude various issues such as gender-equity, environmentalism and opposition to the war in Iraq. These subjects are often presented through her language sculptures.
AFFIRMATIVE NO
1996

My sculptures, over the past several years, often reference issues of on-going concern for me. They are primarily composed of orchard debris, park trimmings and street tree prunings-collected from the many tons of cuttings which are available each year as growers and gardeners trim and discard (or often burn) the branches of nut and fruit trees and as we maintain our parks, streets and gardens. I am interested in making a small dent in changing attitudes about the environment and our relationship to it. I refer to my work as architectural structures and use age-old forms of human ingenuity about building things by hand. Some work is for the wall, some free-standing and some occurs in site-specific outdoor situations.

    Gyongy Laky

SUN STREAM
1995

 

TRINITY                                                                                                                                              CONNECT
2004                                                                                                                                                     2005

SLOWLY
2002

Find out  more at http://www.gyongylaky.com/

0030_himm_01IN DEN HIMMEL RHEIN (Into Rhine heaven)
1999

CARLOTTA BRUNETTI is an Italian-born, Germany based artist whose work encourages the viewer to experience nature “with fresh eyes” and to reflect on the connections between urban and rural perceptions of the natural world. She uses materials from the site to subtly connect indoor and outdoor, internal and external experience.
Brunetti believes humans are part of nature; they are present in her work with relics like trash and footprints or in cultural associations. Her work is also harmonious with the cultural givens of the region in which tit is created.

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Grass Mountain Artist Village Taipei
2009

My work outdoors or in landscapes is often felt by many people as superfluous. Art within nature seems to contradict nature itself. Nature doesn’t need us is the usual argument. What is mostly forgotten is that we ourselves are part of nature. We will always have a share in nature, also negatively. What is important is that we do not become oblivious to nature’s unspoiled state and that we thematize her destruction by man. Conceptual interventions in natural, cultural and city landscapes is one of my deepest concerns, and showing their human traces in my work another.

    Carlotta Brunetti

eyes of perceptionEYES OF PERCEPTION
Bernheim Forest, Kentucky, USA
2004

0007_hugging_02EINEN BAUM UMKREISEN (Hugging a Tree)
Austria
2010

0020_inond_02INONDATION
Camargue, France
20100026_towar_01TOWARDS THE BEGINNING, VERSO L’INIZIO, ZURUCK AND DEN URSPRUNG
Pordenone, Italy
2008

Die VerheißungDIE VERHEIßUNG
Ortung, Schwabach, Germany
2007

Find out more at http://www.carlotta-brunetti.de/

GROUND BENEATH
Oulu
1996-99

JAAKKO PERNU is a Finnish sculptor and environmental artist who works with natural material, often in an oversized scale, to create public site specific works around Europe and Canada.
He generally uses natural materials woven together, like willow branches and trunks he finds near a site. Once they are finished, the sculptures are left to the elements.

His works derive their inspiration from his early life in rural Eastern Finland, where Pernu helped his father construct wooden boats. The technique of manipulating wood is evident in his environmental sculptures.

BEACON
Kokkola
2002

VAGRANT
Kotka
2001

FOR THE BIG FAMILY
Joensuu
2006A FUNNEL LUXURY
Arte Sella, Gallery Malga Costa, Borgo Valsugana, Italia
2008

“A heap of rough, trimmed tree trunks, nicely piled up, is in itself a signal of man’s presence and his wish to influence the surrounding nature – to mark it.”

    Jaakko Pernu


HEATHER JANSCH is a British sculptor especially known for making life-sized sculptures of horses from driftwood. This material is collected from the Devon river and used without manipulation to retain the original wooden texture.

Jansch also makes site-specific constructions and installations in the landscape and gardens; her aim is to create landscape design and works that have both an aesthetic and a function. She also has a private sculpture garden where she works with recycled materials and raw cork.

Find out more at http://www.heatherjansch.com/index.php


Wood
2001

Treat A Stone Like Gold

Wood and nails reveal their bare skin like nude models, saying, “I’m a wood” or “I’m a nail.”
Making a nail more beautiful than it really is, and making wood happier than it really is… I work with things which are unattractive, useless, unlovely and ordinary. They are found everywhere, but unnoticed by anyone and passed by all other artists.
“Treat a stone like gold!” Unattractive-looking nails gather around to become jazz, and uselessly bent tree branches gather around to become magnificent classical music. There must be a distinct difference between sound coming from a single violinist and sound from 10 or 20 violinists.
Why do people say, “The more, the better?”
What is the world of “All in one, one in all?”

Jaehyo Lee


Wood
2001

Wood
2009

Wood
2008

Stone
2006

Wood
2012

Snow
2011

Find out more at http://www.leeart.name/

MOONSTRUCK, First Prize Kiev Sculpture Project, Ukraine, 2012

KARIN VAN DER MOLEN is a Dutch painter and sculptor. Most of her sculptural work is site specific, mostly involving natural materials such as willow rods, hay and earth. Lately she has become fascinated also by sello tape and video as a material to make ephemeral works. She exhibits her work in galleries and international art projects all over the world.

Here’s an extract of the artist’s statement.

Nature is without distinction, without prejudice, without good or bad. The trees, mountains, oceans, and fields. Animals and humans. We are part of the same nature. We breathe, we are born and we will die. Yet to experience ourselves as part of the whole happens to be difficult for the modern individual. My environmental art is my way to open this experience , for myself and eventually for the other as well.

HILL FOR SOMEONE ELSE, Bylden om utens, Kollum, The Netherlands, 2000

DUTCH PARADISE, Dehullu Sculpture Park, Gees, The Netherlands, 2006

WASSERMANN SHELTER, Lübben, Germany, 2008

THIS IS NOT A BOAT, Landart Falster-Lolland, Denmark, 2008

MOONDOME, KAIR, Kamiyama, 2008

ORIGIN, Parcours des Fées, Barcelonette, France, 2009

SIDETRACK (wood, paint), Bippen, Germany, 2010SPACE INVADERS, Grenzkunstroute Übergriffe, Aachen, Germany 2011

Find out more at
http://www.karinvandermolen.nl/index.html
http://www.wooloo.org/artists/27390

BORDERS OF THE EMPIRE, 2007

NIKOLAY POLISSKY is a Russian land artist. The majority of his artworks can be seen in the village of Nikola Lenivets, where, since 2000, the artist has been creating utopian environments and giant organic sculptures and architectures made of local materials using traditional village craftworks techniques and making its inhabitants real participants of the creative process.
The partnership between the artists and villagers has led to the establishment of a real cultural centre, and, since 2003, an international festival of landscape architecture, ArchStoyanie is held here.
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Looking at the artist’s projects is like seeing architectures from all times emerge form the Russian soil. These organic architectures take the form of archetypical constructions, from ancient times to modernism, whreas other works are more close to natural phenomena like bird nests or beaver dams, or to modern-technology objects.




HAY TOWER, 2000



FIREWOOD TOWER, 2001

MEDIA TOWER, 2002

LIGHTHOUSE ON UGRA, 2004

LIKHOBORSKIE GATE, Moscow, 2005
Size: height 12m, base 10x10m

VOLCANO, 2009

SPOUTNIK, SPACE ARCHEOLOGY, Dunkerque, France, 2010

UNIVERSAL MIND, 2012

Find out more at http://www.polissky.ru/en/

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