Saturday, April 30, 2011

(G3,G4) Celebrating Earth Day /The Land Art of Andrew Rogers (1/2)

Andrew Rogers is an Australian sculptor as well as a creator of large contemporary land art projects. He creates these monumental Geoglyphs  which are part of a chain of 13 cities created around the world. His Geoglyphs can be found in Israel, Chile, Bolivia, Sri Lanka, Australia, Iceland, China, India, Turkey, Nepal, Slovakia, Kenya and the USA where his land projects were created  in The Mohave Desert that occupies a portion of Southern California and parts of Utah, Nevada, and Arizona.

Ancient Language: A Geoglyph  made in Chile.

Shield: A Geoglyph   made in Kenya

Celebration of Life: A Geoglyph made in Israel

Rhythms of Life: A Geoglyph made in Yucca Valley, California 

His monumental land works are called "The Rhythms of Life", the largest contemporary land art undertaking in the world, forming a chain of 47 massive stone Geoglyphs, around the globe. This project has involved over 6,700 people in 13 countries across seven continents.

Celebrating after the completion of the Geoglyph in Nepal.

People in Kenya participating in the creation of the Geoglyph

Project objective(s):
- Discuss the importance of the environment in the creation of his projects
- What part do people play in the creation of the Geoglyphs?
- Discuss the importance of weather conditions for the completion of the project
- Compare the practice of creating art as part of the environment with that of creating art in the studio?
- Create a Land Art project 

Our school is located in a very woodsy area.
We have a nature trail that includes a lot of sweet Gum Trees . 
We collected the sweet gum Tree balls and created a mini Geoglyph .

We used colored sand to create interesting designs.
The gum balls were the focal point of the composition.

Understanding how patterns add to the beauty of creating Land Art

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