Monday, July 17, 2017

Back to the Land Art

This 19 foot diameter 'earth and stone' composition combines vertically laid random bedrock limestone surrounding a slanted circular platform of sedum mat material, to create what is called the 'Tilted Garden'. I feel this piece is a significant development from just walling, venturing even more into the realm of 'land art' . In a way the true 'landscape artist’ isn’t limited just to the canvas or a sketch book. He or she can bring the actual elements of the land into the composition literally. Hopefully Tilted Garden is an invitation to see stone and art ( and gardening) from yet a different slant. 

More photos on the building of this piece to follow


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    1. Thank you Sunny. Looking forward to collaborating with you on a project one day.

  2. Definitely pushes into new territory. Nicely done!

  3. it's beautiful John. I think the model, with pooch, is your self portrait. Is that an "S" initial on the boy's shirt or #5

    You mentioned alignment being North/South. Does the 'face' get morning or afternoon sun? Bob Wiskera

  4. This is a copy of "Round Balance". 2008. Saint-Flour, France.

    1. Thanks George. I have become acquainted with that piece now and like it very much. Even though I don't recall seeing 'Round Balance' before, the fact that my design was built with stones and planted in sedum, not turf, makes me think that 'copy' is a not the right word at all. It might have been more tactful of you to suggest it was more of a 'rendition' or 'variation'.

  5. ‘Round Balance’—Tanya Preminger