Strijdom van der Merwe sums it up well on his website:

“as a land artist, he uses the materials provided by the chosen site
his sculptural forms take shape in relation to the landscape
iIt is a process of working with the natural world – using sand, water, wood and rocks
he shapes these elements into geometrical forms that participate with their environment, continually changing until final probable destruction
what remains is a photographic image…”

So, for your viewing pleasure, some photographs of land art that makes my heart skip a beat:

strijdom van der merwe

Strijdom van der Merwe

andy goldsworthy
Andy Goldsworthy 

Spencer Byles
Spencer Byles

sylvain meyer
Sylvain Meyer

walter mason
Walter Mason 

martin hill
Martin Hill 

richard long
Richard Long

I discovered this great site meant for art teachers.

And I’m going to stop now because otherwise we might be here for the rest of the year.

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