Tag Archive for reclaimed land

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…

Eco-Cathedral, by Louis Le Roy

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Artist:  Louis Le Roy  Title: Eco-Cathedral   Year created: ongoing Location: Friesian settlement of Mildam, Netherlands Materials: Found materials, time What is the piece’s impact? For more than 40 years Le Roy slowly built a very large structure with his…

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…

Wheatfield: A Confrontation, by Agnes Denes

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Artist: Agnes Denes Title: Wheatfield: A Confrontation Year created: 1982 Location: New York City, USA Materials: A wheat field, and the cycle of plantation and harvest. What is the piece’s impact? The project transformed an brownfield site into a wheat field for one agricultural…

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…

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…

Edible Estates, Fritz Haeg et al.

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Artist: Fritz Haeg, and many collaborators Title: Edible Estates Year created: 2005 – ongoing Location: Started in the US – now in many countries including Demanrk, Isreal, Hungary, Turkey, and Italy. Materials: Front lawns, gardens What is the piece’s impact? Residential front lawns…

Rock Garden of Chandigarh, by Nek Chand

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Artist: Nek Chand Title: Rock Garden of Chandigarh Year created: 1957 – 1976 Location: Chandigarh, India Materials: local industrial and residential waste. What is the piece’s impact? As a result of the artistic intervention on this site, in 1976 the park was inaugurated as a public…