The Environmental Impact of Art?

Inspired by Israel's harsh desert and mix of cultures, Aussie sculptor Andrew Rogers worked with local architects and masons to build massive land sculptures in Israel's Arava desert. Click here to see the YouTube video. Found in ancient cultures throughout the history of civilization, these "geoglyphs" of Rogers are to make a statement about the relationships between art and the environment. Rogers' stones are kind of pretty and surprising especially when you see them while you are a mile high in an airplane, but this jury is "out" on environmental art. On one hand it draws attention to features of the natural landscape, on the other it seems like loads of make-up on a naturally beautiful woman. (Look at those wonderful hues of pink in the video's background). Related: What Is Environmental Art? John Dahlsen, An Environmental Artist. ::Andrew Rogers

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