CHILDHOOD DREAMS
Desert Botanic Garden, Phoenix, AZ
2007

PATRICK DOUGHERTY is an American artist born in Oklahoma in 1945. He studied art history and sculpture and, combining his carpentry skills with his love of nature, he began to study primitive techniques of building and to experiment with tree saplings as construction material. His work quickly evolved from single pieces on conventional pedestals to monumental scale environmental works: 150 amazing twig art installations that have sprung up all around the world since 1982.

RIVER VESSELS
Waco Arts Festival, Waco, TX
2010

RUNNING IN CIRCLES
TICKON Sculpture Park, Langeland, Denmark
1996

JUST AROUND THE CORNER
New Harmony Gallery, New Harmony, IN
2003

JUST AROUND THE CORNER
New Harmony Gallery, New Harmony, IN
2003

CLOSE TIES
Scottish Basket Makers Circle, Dingwall, Scotland
2006

OUT OF THE BOX
North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC
2009Find out more at http://www.stickwork.net

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1ALTITUDE FIELD, 2100 m
dry stone, wool

2ALTITUDE FIELD, 1695 m
wood, fire

3ALTITUDE FIELD, 1600 m
wooden logs

4ALTITUDE FIELD, 1650 m
dry stone, wooden logs

5ALTITUDE FIELD, 2030 m
dry stone, wood

6ALTITUDE FIELD, 2100 m
dry stone, wool

7ALTITUDE FIELD, 1930 m
dry stone

8ALTITUDE FIELD, 2100 m
wood

9ALTITUDE FIELD, 2200 m
dry stone

OLIVIER DE SEPIBUS is a French artist who examines nature and all its components in the attempt to integrate the concept – a three-dimentsional object – which reminds us of traditions and ancient processes of building.
ALTITUDE FIELD, made for the Grandeur Nature festival in 2007, is both a photographic and an in situ installation project which stimulate the eye and immagination of the viewer. The same protocol is adopted within the creation process: a cube of identical size (120x120x120) is replicated nine times but with a different architecture according to the landscape it’s set in. The images are playing with the stereotypes and imaginary references of the mountain.

Find out more at http://www.olivier-de-sepibus.com

surrogate mountain SURROGATE MOUNTAIN
2006

VAUGHN BELL is a Seattle-based artist who creates interactive projects and immersive environments that deal with how we relate to our environment.
The artists investigates how the landscape is observed, divided and apportioned and our notions of connections and responsibility, as well as how we are affected and how we affect the places and spaces we inhabit. She is also interested in discussions of sustainability, property rights, public space and ecological function.
In her performances, sculptures and drawings, Bell explores the miniaturization of landscape, the separation of one piece of “land” from the whole, creating tiny mountains or small pieces of land. Natural elements are suddenly within the scale of the human body, implying a different relationship than the one of awe, alienation or domination that is present in many encounters with our surroundings.

village greenVILLAGE GREEN
2008

PORTABLE ZEN GARDENS
2003-2005

PORTABLE PERSONAL BIOSPHERE 2003-2004; PORTABLE FOREST 2002-2003

personallandscapes PERSONAL LANDSCAPES
2005-2008

a pack of forest A PACK OF FOREST
2005-2008

new pioneers 2new pioneersNEW PIONEERS
2006

GREENPLACE DISPLACEMENT
2004

Find out more at http://www.vaughnbell.net/index.html

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

ELM LEAF MEANDER (Fall)

WALTER MASON is a German land artist who creates artworks by gentle actions on natural materials he finds on the site. He pulls them apart and then puts them back in place with subtle variations and displacements.
Mason takes inspiration from British land artist Andy Goldsworthy. Like him, he creates ephemeral, fragile artworks which he then photographs, capturing the beauty of different seasons.
The result is a series of pictures that fall into three different categories: Fall, Winter and Spring/Summer.







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SAHARA
Lommel, Belgium
2011

WILL BECKERS is an environmental artist, an architect of nature, who creates site specific living sculptures that explore our relationship with the natural world. Beckers’ works are made with organic raw materials and in symbiosis with the natural world.  They challenge man to become aware of his surroundings and the environment.

The artist works with the local community and confronts nature with her own materials, forming a dialogue with the landscape to create natural installations that invite the public to interact and experience the artwork, involving the visitor and thus inspiring a reaction.

His goal is to achieve a sustainable way of life and better conditions of living on earth with the reconciliation of mankind and the forging of a harmonious relationship between man and nature.
Sustainable ways of living can derive form solidarity between ourselves and a sense of working in a community. New environmental technologies can become powerful tools to achieve this end.

ORGANISM
Lokart, Kortenberg,BE
2009

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THE WILLOWMAN PROJECT
Floriade, Venlo, NL
2012

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BIJT IN HET ZAND (BITE IN THE SAND)
Bosland, Lommel, BE
2011

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NATURA NATURANS
Borgloon, Belgium
2010
This project is based upon the theory of philosopher Spinoza who spoke about Natura Naturans: Nature’s own process. This consists in the constant rebirth of Nature that continues to exist, which creates and recreates. The istallation explores this mistery of self generation and the transiency of our nature, the transfer of energy and nutrition that provide a metamorphose in the evolution process.

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NOLI ME TANGERE (DO NOT TOUCH ME)
St Michiel’s church, Leuven, Belgium
2010

Beckers created a growing installation for the church consecrated to Archangel St. Michiel, whose theme was Noli me tangere.
The ephemeral installation grew from the roof, slowly creeping its way lower and lower into the church, until it became earth based and injected new life into the plants.

Find out more at http://www.willbeckers.com/Will_Beckers.html

BOB VERSCHUEREN is a Belgian artist who began his activity in 1978, when he made the first wind paintings, natural pigments spread across the landscape with the help of the wind. From then on he began to be interested in nature and vegetation in particular, producing more than 300 installations across Europe and the world. These installations represent a reflection upon the everlasting boundary between life and death and on the sometimes contradictory bonds that unite man and nature.

http://www.bobverschueren.net/PhiloEng.html

WIND PAINTINGS


INSTALLATION XIII/08

Royal Botanical Gardens, Hamilton, Canada

7SOUND INSTALLATION,
Domaine Du Chateau De Seneffe, Belgium

2INSTALLATION VI/00
Arte Sella
Malga Costa, Italy

INSTALLATION IX/98
Church in Tourinne-La-Grosse, Belgium

1INSTALLATION IV/10
Rodman Hall, Saint Catharines, Canada

4INSTALLATION V/95 STITCHING OPEN SPACE
Amsterdam, NL

8INSTALLATION IX/09
Pori Art Museum, Finland

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