Landscape Architecture

Storm King Art Center

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Project: Storm King Art Center Year created: 1960 Location: New Windsor, NY What is the piece’s impact? Originally conceived as a museum for Hudson River School art, the founders eventually became enamored with modern sculpture, Several pieces were initially sited directly outside the Museum Building, but as the…

Time Landscape, by Alan Sonfist

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Artist: Alan Sonfist Title: Time Landscape Year created: 1965 (concept) – unveiled 1978 Location: New York City, USA Materials: Plants that were native to this area in pre-colonial times. What is the piece’s impact? “Sonfist and local community members used a palette of native…

The Village of Arts and Humanities, by Lily Yeh

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Artist:Lily Yeh Title: The Village of Arts and Humanities   Year created: 1986-2004 Location: North Philadelphia, USA Materials: mosaic sculptures, murals, and landscaping with trees and flowers What is the piece’s impact? The transformation of a number of vacant lots in North Philadelphia, the engagement…

Tree Mountain, by Agnes Denes

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Artist: Agnes Denes Title: Tree Mountain – A living Timecapsule – 11,000 trees, 11,000 people, 400 years  Year created: announced in 1992, opened 1996 Location: Ylöjärvi, Finland Materials: trees, man made mountain near gravels pits What is the piece’s impact? This project led to the…

A forest for Australia, by Agnes Denes

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Artist: Agnes Denes Title: A forest for Australia  Year created: 1996 Location: Melbourne, Australia Materials: Trees What is the piece’s impact? 6,000 of an endangered species of tree were planted as a waste water treatment facility, forming five spirals, which, due to the varying…

Edible Garden, by Nils Norman

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Artist: Nils Norman Title: Edible Park  Year created: Started in 2009, opened 2010. Location:  City farm Herweijerhoeve in Zuiderpark, The Hague, Holland Materials: Plants, permaculture, small building. What is the piece’s impact? Led to the creation of two food gardens and a space…

Spoil’s Pile, by Helen Mayer and Newton Harrison

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 Artist: Helen Mayer and Newton Harrison Title:  Spoil’s Pile  Year created: 1977-1979 Location: Art Park, New York Materials: diverted construction waste, seeds What is the piece’s impact? it led to the creation of a 3000 pile earthwork, which gradually became a 20 acre flowering meadow.  How…