2015…eARTh dAy…land ART

For this Earth Day a bit of inspiration from artist Richard Schilling.

LAND art.

Land Art was  a movement in the late sixties and early seventies that used the landscape and natural materials to create sculptures of soil, stones, logs, branches, leaves  and water. Sculptures are not placed in the landscape, rather, the landscape is the means of their creation. The art works, often located well away from civilization, exist in the open environment, left to change and erode under natural conditions.

Richard Schilling is an artist whose work has inspired me to create a few transitory sculptures during  meditations while out in nature. Perhaps it is something you may try yourself.

Land Art sculptures by Richard Schilling

Pebble Colour Circle

Pebble Colour Circle

Maple Ice Sun Globe

Maple Ice Sun Globe

Norwegian Maple Autumn Fire Wheel

Norwegian Maple Autumn Fire Wheel
Woven dogwood and willow wheel and Norwegian Maple leaves

Sycamore Seed Sun

Sycamore Seed Sun

 Sycamore Seeds pinned to a dogwood frame with thorns

Maple SunMaple Sun

 Maple leaves pinned with thorns to a dogwood frame placed to catch the evening sun
Red Green Laurel
Red Green Laural

Rainbow Sun Star

Rainbow Sun Star

 Different colored rhododendron leaves pinned together with thorns and placed to catch the evening sun

Holly StarHolly Star

Cherry Leaf Harlequin

Cherry Leaf Harlequin

Leaf LightningLeaf Lightning

Black mud canvas with Autumn color maple leaves

Rock Pool ToadstoolsRock Pool Toadstools

Pebbles balanced on sticks above a rock pool

Just for fun next time you are out for a walk in nature try your hand at creating a unique piece of art. It could be a drawing in the sand left to blow away in the wind. It might be an arrangement of stones or pattern of sticks left to the elements. This could be a wonderful activity to do with a child or friend. Perhaps another person will come across your sculpture or maybe not. The idea is to connect with nature and the Earth in a personal way that exists just in that moment.


Earth Day everyday.

Happy Trails, Dohn

About earthstonestation

promoting environmental education, protecting all species and preserving the wild places with art, music and storytelling.
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5 Responses to 2015…eARTh dAy…land ART

  1. Nil says:

    What a lovely idea! I love the art works! 🙂
    I am a bit late – but then, every day should be Earth Day… Happy Earth Day to you too!

  2. Thank you for the reminder of how to interact and honor earth. The Rio Grande is calling me.

  3. Cathy says:

    Yes, I will try that! The art you have shared is very beautiful and inspiring. Thanks Dohn, and hope all is well with you!

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