What Is Earth Art?

Earth Art, also known as Land Art or Earthworks, uses the natural landscape of the earth to build art and sculptures.


Photo courtesy of AndresAmadorArts.smugmug.com.


The beauty of Earth Art is that it blends in with the surroundings not disrupting the land. Typically overwhelming in size, most pieces incorporate ways for human interaction. For example, a piece might allow one to walk through it, or stand on it. Unlike traditional art, where you look at a painting hanging on a wall or a sculpture behind glass, Earth Art allows a full experience.


Back in 1970 Robert Smithson created the Spiral Jetty in Utah. It was one of the first Earth Art pieces to be created. Many artists soon followed and the Earth Art movement was born. Today Earth Art can be found all over the world, see below for a list pieces.


Earthscape Art by Andres Amador

To see all of Andres pieces, click here.

Photo courtesy of AndresAmadorArts.smugmug.com.




Spiral Jetty by Robert Smithson

Photo courtesy of Deseret.com




Moses Bridge by RO Architect

To learn more about the bridge click here.

Photo courtesy of Pinterest




Levitated Mass by Michael Heizer

Photo courtesy of Artsy.net.




Lightning Field in New Mexico by Walter de Maria

Photo courtesy of HartRightArtchitects.com




Egg in Forest, Passage, and other pieces by Andy Goldsworthy

Photo courtesy of Artsy.net, Flickr.com, Livingyourwildcreativity.com


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