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Artists Working with Natural Materials

November 15, 2012

There’s a lot of artists using natural materials but here is a small look into that world with 3 artists

Jaehyo Lee – He assembles natural materials such as wood pieces, branches and leaves, or iron nails, into three-dimensional works which have elegant forms and also convey a strong contemporary mood, by which he opens up a distinctive direction in contemporary Korean art.

John Hemsworth and Peter von Tiesenhausen – Part of the Stanley Park Environmental Art Project 2008. Six artists created ephemeral works of art employing environmental art practices, using only natural materials and with sensitivity towards the plants and animals of the park. This project was the brainchild of my partner jil p. weaving of the Vancouver Park Board and was an artist’s response to the dramatic blow down of 41 hectors of forest in Stanley Park on December 15, 2006.

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Andy Goldsworthy – a British sculptor, photographer and environmentalist producing site-specific sculpture and land art situated in natural and urban settings. Goldsworthy is generally considered the founder of modern rock balancing. For his ephemeral works, Goldsworthy often uses only his bare hands, teeth, and found tools to prepare and arrange the materials; however, for his permanent sculptures like “Roof”, “Stone River” and “Three Cairns”, “Moonlit Path” and “Chalk Stones” he has also employed the use of machine tools.

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