National Tree Week 2019 – Day 3: Looking at trees in new ways

As if trees (and woods and forests and jungles) weren’t magical enough of themselves, I have discovered that I am also slightly obsessed with them when used as the basis in a number of quirky, conceptual Land Art* projects.

So here are a few seasonal examples I thought I would share to hopefully whet your appetites.

Golden Labyrinth – Artist Joanne Hedrick

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photo courtesy Eddie Tucker

Every autumn, since 2013, Joanne Hedrick has been creating art works using gingko leaves on the campus of Sacramento State University.

Cheese Balls, Napanoch, New York, 2012 by Thomas Jackson

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Thomas Jackson‘s photographs are inspired by self-organizing, ‘emergent’ systems in nature.

Francisco Infante-Arana – 1984-86. (Russia)

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Francisco Infante-Arana develops his work around the “reality of the impossible, the paradoxical possibilities and the infinity of the cosmos”.

Unknown artist … by definitely keeping Klimt in mind

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Simon Max Bannister (2014)

Simon is a self-taught visual artist. He lived, studied and worked in Johannesburg, South Africa until the age of 24. He is now based in Wanaka, New Zealand.

Autumn in Epping Forest 2019 – James Brunt

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James Brunt @RFJamesUK

James studied Fine Art at the Byam Shaw School of Art in London. If you take a look at his twitter feed, you will see he is keen to work with and inspire children about the environment.

Tree Lines – by welsh artist Zander Olsen

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Zander wraps trees in fabric creating a “visual relationship between tree, not-tree, and the line of horizon according to the camera’s viewpoint.”

Classic Andy Goldsworthy

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Sycamore leaves used to edge the roots of a sycamore tree- 2013

Spontaneous City in the Tree of Heaven – London Fieldworks

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The work is a sculptural installation drawing on the ecology and biodiversity of two sites on opposite sides of London.

 

* Land Art (or earth art) is art that is made directly in the landscape, sculpting the land itself into earthworks or making structures in the landscape using natural materials such as rocks or twigs

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18 Responses to National Tree Week 2019 – Day 3: Looking at trees in new ways

  1. Chloris says:

    I’m a lover of trees too. Fabulous art. I’ve never come across anything like this before.

  2. Amazing. These are all so beautiful.

  3. This was amazing and inspiring. I am glad trees are being appreciated and celebrated.

  4. I shared this on facebook.

  5. How does the artist anchor the leaves?

  6. Tina says:

    What a lovely idea–a tree week. All weeks should be ‘tree weeks’! Thank goodness for trees–and artists!

  7. susurrus says:

    Fascinating. The angle on ‘Tree Lines’ is just perfect.

  8. Really amazing new world, new approach to the dendrology and art, true sci art! 🙂

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