For this Earth Day a bit of inspiration from artist Richard Schilling.
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
Maple Ice Sun Globe
Sycamore Seed Sun
Rainbow Sun Star
Black mud canvas with Autumn color maple leaves
Rock Pool Toadstools
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