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12 Amazingly Creative Examples of Environmental Art


A new 2014 calendar, curated by Aleta Florentin of Amber Lotus Publishing, brings some of the best examples of environmental art all together in one place. This inspiring genre of art beautifully incorporates its natural surroundings in a way that's surprising and oftentimes meaningful. Whether these artists are rearranging natural materials found on a site, like branches and rocks, while leaving no detrimental effect, or are reimagining a landscape by introducing unexpected materials, their overarching goal is the same. They aim to create art that helps improve our relationship with and understanding of the natural world.

For instance, in Lives of Grass by Mathilde Roussel, a work that features two grass covered figurative sculptures, Roussel explores the cyclic metamorphosis that transforms organic matter - whether vegetable, animal or human. As she states, "Time weighs on the body, leaving its trace as an imprint and thus creating an invisible archive of emotions, a mute history of our existence."

Now, courtesy of Amber Lotus Publishing, here is what you can expect to find inside the 2014 Environmental Art Calendar.

Above: After the Chaos by Bob Verschueren
Spruce and ash trees
Arte Sella, Malga Costa, Italy, 2010


Lives of Grass by Mathilde Roussel
Soil, wheat seeds, recycled metal and fabric
Brooklyn, New York, 2010


Listen... by Olga Ziemska
Plaster hand casts and locally reclaimed birch logs
Oronsko, Poland, 2003


Sandworm by Marco Casagrande
Willow and sand
Wenduine, Belgium, 2012


Lonely Tree, Lonely People, The Tree Hugger Project by Agnieszka Gradzik and Wiktor Szostalo
Twigs, branches, vines and other natural materials
Poznan, Poland, 2008


Equilibri by Michael Grab
Balanced stones
Cattolica, Italy, 2012


Rivulet at Parker Creek by Linda Gass
Nylon tulle, fabric
Parker Creek, Mono County, California, 2000


Organic Highway by Mikael Hansen
Sycamore poles
Langeland, Denmark, 1995


Art-Eggcident by Henk Hofstra
Spray paint and synthetic materials
Wilhelmina Square, Leeuwarden, Netherlands, 2008


Ancient Language by Andrew Rogers
Stone wall construction
Atacama Desert, Chile, 2004


CDSea by Bruce Munro
Compact discs and limestone
Near Kilmington, England, 2010


Snow Drawings by Sonja Hinrichsen
Snowshoe prints
Rabbit Ears Pass, Colorado, 2012




You can purchase the calendar on Amazon, here.

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  • This is such a meaningful project and we really enjoy producing it. We are always looking for creative artists to feature in our Environmental Art and Land Art calendars. Thank you for helping draw attention to this inspirational and important art movement.

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