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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.

0007_liquid_01 0009_liquid_02LIQUID
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/

HUMUS SECRET GARDENS
Tent Rotterdam
2012
A site-specific installation with trees’ roots.

GIUSEPPE LICARI is an Italian born artist who lives and works in Rotterdam, NL.
His works focuses on the space surrounding us trying to convey a message often in an ironic way. The artist’s aim is to give the audience an active role in his work through a social experience. Beins his work a process of exploration of human perception, people are invited to participate and, with their experience, to contribute to the artwork itself.
The installations provide the public with a unique feeling, which is related to a specific location and an exact moment in time in which the works are generated,forming a collective memory among all participants.

THE SKY IN A ROOM
Dek 22, Rotterdam
2012-2013
THE SKY IN A ROOM
Sconfinamenti, Hommes Foundation, Rotterdam
2007

Nature has always been a big passion and the relation of nature and man made environments is something I very often try to confront in my work. The Sky in a Room was inspired by the forests’ fires that in 2007 destroyed a big part of the south of Europe. They were largely man made fires, intending to generate new land available for building speculation. In order for this to happen, criminals were paid to burn the forests that later become free land for constructors. A sick tree was cut down by the municipality of Rotterdam, given to me and then cut in smaller pieces, archived, burned and re-built inside the exhibition space, against the architectural surfaces of the gallery. The trunk of the tree was removed in order to give the public a different physical relation to the tree itself and to the white sterilized space of the gallery. During the opening, artificial smoke embraced the piece and the public into a dramatic image of these fires.

    Giuseppe Licari

PUBLIC ROOM
Galerie Hommes, Rotterdam
2013

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

Bridge 2 2009 Arte Sella, Italy paperBRIDGE 2
Arte Sella, Italy, 2009
paper

STEVEN SIEGEL is an American artist who creates large, site specific public sculptures installed throughout the United States and Europe as well as smaller studio works created from some of the same post-consume materials that he works with on a larger scale such as paper and rubber tire shreds.
As a young artist, Siegel became fascinated by geology and the processes through which discarded matter is transformed over time. He began to ponder about the essential cycles of deposit and decay that underlie the making of the land and thus interpret the processes of stratification and compression in the compositions and forms of his sculptures.

New Geology 1990 8'x17'x1' paper, flora naNEW GEOLOGY
1990
paper, flora

New Geology #2 1992 Milan, NYNEW GEOLOGY #2
Milan, New York, 1992
paper, flora

Siegel wants his biodegradable sculptures to have an impact on their surroundings. Each piece is conceived and built onsite, using indigenous materials (such as tons and tons of local newspapers) and available labor; in such way it is made integral to the surrounding landscape. Often it is left alone to break down as it will, subjected to a gradual transformation due to the elements’ impact over time.
His art is not about making a political statement, it is not a matter of saving the planet, or protesting against greed and waste. But his work do raise questions about what can be done with human detritus and it concern space and time and our place in them.
The works resulting from the elaboration of these thoughts echo the mysteries he perceives resounding in the old rocks and beyond them and eventually mix with the basic physical processes that make the land.
For Siegel, the greatest motivation to continue to make sculptures is that the questions are always there to be asked. Just looking at different landscapes, he finds an “endless reservoir of source material.”

Like a hive, like an egg 2002 Arte Sella, Italy wood, paperLIKE A HIVE, LIKE AN EGG
Arte Sella, Italy, 1992
paper, wood

Scale 2002 Abington Arts Center Jenkinstown, PA paperSCALE
Abington Arts Center Jenkinstown, PA, 2002
paper

Oak 2004 Gong-Ju, Korea paperOAK
Gong-Ju, Korea, 2004
paper

This One is Flat 2008 Mirabel, CanadaTHIS ONE IS FLAT
Mirabel, Canada,
2008
paper

Grass, Paper, Glass 2006 Grounds for Sculpture Hamilton, NJGRASS, PAPER, GRASS
Grounds for Sculpture Hamilton, NJ, 2006

It Goes Under 2008 University of Wyoming Museum of Art Laramie, WYIT GOES UNDER
University of Wyoming Museum of Art Laramie, WY, 2008

Find out more at http://www.stevensiegel.net/

Today I went to see STUART IAN FROST’s installations at the Panza Villa in Varese, Italy.
The weather was lovely and the park and Frost’s works were well worth the visit.

Here’s a small gallery of some of the pictures I took.

Previous post: https://contemporaryearthart.wordpress.com/2013/05/25/art-in-nature-villa-panza/

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DSCF2610
DSCF2588A TRIBUTE TO THE CARPINATA GALLERY, 2013
wood branches
3,60×3,20 m

DSCF2597
DSCF2602
DSCF2594EMBRACE, 2013
fir
1,8x12x3 m

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DSCF2616FAGUS, 2013
beech
8×16 m

LA CATTEDRALE VEGETALE (Vegetal Cathedral)
Giuliano Mauri
2010

ARTE SELLA is an international contemporary art show. Born in 1986, it takes place in the medows and woods of Sella Valley, Italy.
The project not only wants to be an art exibition, its main feature is in fact that of being a creative process: the artists interventions need to express the respectful relationship with nature, from which they take inspiration.
Since they are obtained with rocks, leaves, trunks and branches, artworks are generally third dimensional and located outdoors. Visitors can thus see them and, in the meantime, experience the environment that contain and surrounds them.
Once the event is over, the installations are left to decompose and their decay becomes part of nature’s own process.

2Shafir IL TEMPIO DELL’AMORE (The Temple of Love)
Belle Shafir
2002

DNA
Marco Nones
2010

9Thierry Teneul - HELIOS -2002 HELIOS
Thierry Teneul
2002

6verschueren DOPO IL CAOS (After the Chaos)
2006
Made over a WW1 foxhole.

1-25dougherty TANA LIBERA TUTTI
Patrick Dougherty
2011

5-26feichter ROTAZIONE (Rotation)
Paul Feichter
2011

3-27frost CAPSULA (Capsule)
Stuart Ian Frost
2011

5CUPOLAroelofs CUPOLA PER LEONARDO (Dome for Leonardo)
Rinus Roelofs
2010

3salvalai ALVEARE – OMAGGIO A LA RUCHE DE MONTPARNASSE (Beehive – Homage to La Ruche De Montparnasse)
Daniele Salvalai
2009

1Jakko Pernu IMBUTO DI LUSSO (Luxurious funnel)
Jakko Pernu
2008

1Heather Jansch ORSO (Bear)
Heather Jansch
2006

2corneliaKonrads 2006 foresta accatastata FORESTA ACCATASTATA (Piled Forest)
Cornelia Konrads
2006

1ARMINschubert FLUSSO (Flow)
Armin Shubert
2009

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