Sculpting the Land: Artistic Interventions with the Landscape (Hardcover)

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As a land artist Strijdom van der Merwe uses the materials provided by the chosen site. His sculptural forms take shape in relation to the landscape. It is a process of working with the natural world using sand, water, wood, rocks, etc. He shapes these elements into geometrical forms that participate with their environment, continually changing until their final probable destruction. He observes the fragility of beauty while not lamenting its passing. What remains is a photographic image, a fragment of the imagination. While a visual record is materially all that is left, he also leaves us a reminder of the capacity, however feeble, of an individual to alter the universe by embracing the ceaseless changing of nature, actively contributing to it and in so doing, modulating and beautifying the outcome.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781485307723
ISBN-10: 1485307724
Publisher: Protea Boekhuis
Publication Date: April 2nd, 2018
Pages: 112
Language: English