Have you heard the term land art, or land artist yet? If not, let me show you a amazing example of one such artist – the german land-artist Nils-Udo.
Basically speaking, land art is an art movement, where (surprisingly:) the pieces of art are made in the middle of nature, by nature elements. Rocks, soil, branches, trees, water, snow…all that you can think of can, and is used. If you are interested, you can read more about this topic on it’s Wiki page.
If you are interested even more, go outside, gather stuff from the woods and try to create something amazing. After you fail miserably, come back, read some more about it, watch the photos for inspiration, and repeat until you are happy with your creation. Then publish some pictures online, and soon you will find a similar article about yourself right here:)
Now let us concentrate on Nils-Udo. In his works of art, he creates mesmerizing geometrical patterns, using everything he can find in his current surroundings. Every installation represents such place, often serving as some sort of magical doorway, or portal to worlds, only the mind of the artist can enter.
In his own words: “Even if I work parallel to nature and only intervene with the greatest possible care, a basic internal contradiction remains. It is a contradiction that underlies all of my work, which itself can’t escape the inherent fatality of our existence. It harms what it touches : the virginity of nature… To realize what is possible and latent in Nature, to literally realize what has never existed, utopia becomes reality. A second life suffices. The event has taken place. I have only animated it and made it visible.”