Tag Archive for Sculpture and 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…

Echigo Tsumari Art Field

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Project: Echigo Tsumari Art Field Year created: 2000 Location: the Echigo-Tsumari region of Japan What is the piece’s impact? Currently, approximately 160 artworks by artists from all over the world are dotted across the Echigo-Tsumari Art Field. This project also includes 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…

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…

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…