Category Archives: Environmental Art

Olafur Eliasson – “Seeing Yourself Sensing”

“Challenging the passive nature of traditional art-viewing, he engages the observer as an active participant, using tangible elements such as temperature, moisture, aroma, and light to generate physical sensations…intentionally simple in construction but thrilling to behold, sparking profound, visceral reactions … Continue reading

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Olafur Eliasson – “Make Sense of the World by Sensing the World”

“Olafur Eliasson chose to make his waterfalls from scaffolding because he wanted a quotidian feel, evoking the constant construction in New York City.” Wet Dreams: Domes, Rides and Waterfalls Open in New York The New York City Waterfalls – Official … Continue reading

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Christo and Jeanne-Claude – “The Urgency of ‘Now'”

“The temporality of a work of art creates a feeling of fragility, vulnerability and an urgency to be seen, as well as a presence of the missing, because we know it will be gone tomorrow. The quality of love and … Continue reading

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Christo and Jeanne-Claude “Freedom, most of all”

Christo and Jeanne-Claude completely fund their multi-million dollar environmental installations themselves.  They do not accept volunteers and they pay everyone involved in the process appropriately. “They have never accepted sponsorship of any kind, they never will, because they value their … Continue reading

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Maya Lin – “Let it be what it’s going to be.”

“I’ve tended to create works on the edges and boundaries of places, so the work becomes less of a centerpiece. I’m very interested in exploring works that begin to own the environment.” “I always knew that I wanted to culminate … Continue reading

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Maya Lin – “Pay attention to that which is invisible.”

“….viewers can walk through “Blue Lake Pass,” a particle-board construction based on the mountain range near Lin’s second home in Colorado – where she lives part of the year with her husband and two children. Lin’s work, while often called … Continue reading

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Maya Lin -“Pure Poetry- Landscape as Art”

“Maya Lin describes “The Wave Field” as “…pure poetry. It is a very gentle space that exists on a very human scale. It is a sanctuary, yet it’s playful, and with the changing shadows of the sun, it is completely … Continue reading

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Maya Lin – “A Spiritualized Geometry”

“What interested Frank Lloyd Wright in Japanese art was its reliance on the “conventionalization of nature,” by which he meant a process of simplifying natural forms down to an essential geometry. If one is willing to accept a certain turn-of-the-century … Continue reading

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Maya Lin – Systematic Landscapes- An act of participation

Maya Lin – Systematic Landscapes Maya Lin is the well-regarded American sculptor and landscape artist who won the commission for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington D.C. at the fresh age of 21 years. “I think psychologically all these pieces … Continue reading

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