Tag Archive for living sculpture

Rain Yard, by Stacy Levy

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Artist: Stacy Levy Title: Rain Yard Year created: 2013 Location:  The Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education, Philadelphia, USA Materials: metal, plants, water pump What is the piece’s impact? This piece allows visitors to better understand the path that rain takes from sky to ground.…

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…

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…

Not a Cornfield, by Lauren Bon

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Artist: Lauren Bon Title:  Not a Cornfield Year created: 2005-2006 Location: Los Angeles, USA Materials: A corn field, website, and the cycle of plantation and harvest. What is the piece’s impact? The project transformed a 32-acre industrial brownfield site into a cornfield for one…

Rhinewater Purification Plant, by Hans Haacke

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Artist: Hans Haacke Title: Rhinewater Purification Plant Year created: 1972 Location: Museum Haus Lange in Krefeld, Germany Materials: Contaminated water, purification system, goldfish. What is the piece’s impact? Within the museum, the piece purified water that would have otherwise be sent into the…

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…