Nature is beautiful as it is, but James Brunt is constantly finding new ways to make it look even more appealing. James creates artworks using natural objects he finds around his home in Yorkshire, England, and their intricacy will please both your eyes and your soul.
From rocks and twigs to leaves and even berries, Brunt arranges the materials into spirals, concentric circles, and other detailed patterns. James regularly photographs his work and besides viewing the images on social media, his fans are also welcome to join him as he works. Scroll down to review Brunt’s work, and if your eyes are left wanting more, check out these satisfying arrangements of everyday objects by Emily Blincoe.
The 6th Straw Land Art Festival was recently held near the village of Lug, on a crop field near the nature park Kopacki rit, in Baranja region, north east Croatia.
It’s an annual international event aimed to promote straw sculpting and land art. To summit up – sorta like Burning Man made with straws.
Here are some of the bizarre sculptures from this year’s and past events.
The word “epic” is thrown around a lot these days to describe art or other media that people like. If you want a good idea of what “epic” really looks like, however, you need to see Desert Breath, a truly epic art installation near the Red Sea in Egypt. 17 years after its completion, this mystical desert spiral is still clearly visible on Google Earth. [Read more…]
Sand artist Jamie Harkins (featured previously) is back with a new temporary artwork, a sand piano etched into the beach. The anamorphic land art plays with perspective, elongating lines and distorting the image so it appears 3-dimensional when viewed from a specific angle. For more, check out Jamie’s website and Facebook page.
Originally from Scotland but now living in South East England, amateur photographer Iain Blake found these wonderful stones and made footprints out of them. Not only are the stones themselves great finds (and beautifully arranged), but the photographs are well captured and the composition is just wonderful.
From paws to footprints of all sizes, this is a fun series and a fun project you can do yourself! To see the entire series, check out the 26-picture gallery on Flickr. For prints, head over to 500px for canvas prints and digital downloads.
64-year-old artist Stan Herd transformed a field on the Eagan, Minnesota, Thomson Reuters campus into Van Gogh’s 1889 Painting “Olive Trees.” Herd’s first ‘earthwork’ was created in 1981; this latest project took six months, covers 1.2-acres, and involved weeks of mowing, digging, and planting. It was sponsored by the Minneapolis Institute of Art, and can be seen from the air near the Minneapolis airport.
“It’s an iteration of Van Gogh’s painting writ large in native plants and materials,” Herd told Star Media. “It never looks like I want it to…I bit off a lot here, to try to pull this off. A few of the plants were eaten by deer, and a few were blown over. But that’s the dance of nature,” he added in a separate interview with MPRNews.
After 6 months of mowing, digging, and planting, Stan Herd finally completed his 1.2-acre “earthwork”
“It’s an iteration of Van Gogh’s painting writ large in native plants and materials”
“The opportunity to engage with one of my favorite artists in the world was pretty unique for me”
Image credits: Thomson Reuters
“A few of the plants were eaten by deer, and a few were blown over. But that’s the dance of nature”