Above: Artworks by Lara de Moor.more →
Photographs by Anne Schwalbe can be seen as an ode to slowness - an ode to nature, light and emptiness.
Concrete Moonmore →
Summertime? Countryside? Dream? Reality? Childhood? Infinite fields and forests? “A Perfect Day, Elise” are series of photographs by Tereza Vlkova showing young women who seek to transcend the landscape in which they find themselves, levitating as an exaltation. Tereza Vlkova was born in 1983 in Vsetiy city, the Czech Republic. She graduated from Photography Institute of Opava.
Was Henry Darger inspired by postcard above?
“I grew up on the countryside where my parents run a plant nursery and a flower shop. I decided to show nature how I experienced it as a child.”
Above: Dress made from yucca leaves and flowers.
Stunning drawings by Japanes artist Ikeda Manabu . Click on images to view larger. On view now at Japan Society.
Oil Spill by Lisa Kellner: 60,000 Quilting Pins
Cup City by Andrea Legge was a temporary interactive art installation comprised of a 2000 sq ft structure built using rented chain link fence panels at the Austin City Limits Music Festival in Austin, Texas. Over the course of three days, concertgoers filled the structure with approximately 25,000 plastic cups and water bottles.
Tonatiuh Ambrosetti has been making these stunning photographs of glaciers melting in his home country of Switzerland.
Above: Joni Mitchell, hair undyed.
Above: Joni Mitchell among wild grasses.
When I was little I loved jumping on puddles after rain.
Beautiful photographs by The Rivers Closet
Tempera, 21” x 25 1/4”
Snow Piece by Yoko Ono.
I do not remember where I found this photograph or artist
but I think this photo is really funny. Ha-ha
Lawrence Beck is a New York based artist who explores controlled and unbound nature. Beck takes photographs plants in national forests, city parks and botanic gardens. He celebrates the beauty of plants while undercutting this ’natural’ elegance by revealing its manufacturedness.
Steven Siegel is a New York based artist noted for creating large boulders/sculptures from recycled and found materials - newspapers, branches, tree trunks, aluminum cans, and plastic bottles.
“Siegel’s first attempt with newspaper structures was for the Snug Harbor Sculpture Festival on Staten Island, New York. He noticed that the largest landfill in the United States was located on Staten Island. At the Fresh Kills Landfill, garbage is buried under mounds of earth. Newspapers will remain intact and readable for long periods of time. Here, Siegel thought that humans were creating a “new geology” with the human waste being buried under mounds of earth. Thus, his first attempts in this kind of sculpture were titled “New Geology #1” and “New Geology #2,” both were constructed in 1990. Since the sculpture has been allowed to be overgrown with vegetation, “New Geology #2” remains intact and the newsprint is still able to be read.” - wiki
Photographs by Rob Hann. From “The Plant that Ate The South” project.
“Anyone familiar with the American South will know that throughout the summer months large parts of the countryside are swathed in a green leafy plant that will cover anything in its path. It smothers abandoned buildings and drapes over trees, large and small, giving the landscape a magical, dreamlike quality.” - Rob Hann
Kudzu is a plant native to Souther Japan. Kudzu was introduced from Japan into the United States in 1876 and is now common throughout most of the southeastern United States. Kudzu has been spreading at the rate of 150,000 acres annually and is considered invasive species.
Above slogan was hung between two treetops in the countryside, 1978. It reads: “I do not complain about anything and I almost like it here, although I have never been here before and know nothing about this place”
Collective Actions is an art-group founded in early 70’s in Russia that was part of Moscow Conceptualist Movement. Collective Actions is responsible for series of art performances and installations in forests and suburban parks outside of Moscow. They call their happenings “Trips Out of Town”(«поездки за город»)
Above photo was taken by Collective Actions not far from the “Slogan” installation.
Above: Twelve canvas paintings by N.Alekseev were sewn together into one single piece, installed in the shape of a tent and left in the forest. 1976.
Above slogan installed and left in the forest: “I waited for you at the appointed time and left. You know the road yourself. Come, if you want to see me.”
Vanished Forest by Bo Yang Zang.
Some drawings inspired by grapefruit pulp, dragon fruit, eyes and sky:
Clayton Merrel is my new favorite artist. “In my recent work I have been experimenting with peeling the paint film from my own large oil paintings, then manipulating them by folding, tearing, stretching, etc. before remounting them to canvas in the manner of the old conservation process of ‘lining’.[..]It makes the painting process appear infinitely fragile, tenuous and contingent. by analogy, the painting’s subject, the sky or rather our perception of the sky, our eyes, our coherent world view), becomes human, skin-like, and in need of care.” - Clayton Merrel