Thursday, March 29, 2007

joseph shuldiner: nature art

Joseph Shuldiner is an interesting artist who uses natural materials in his work. This techinique of employing materials from the natural world is better known as land art or earth art. Using items from the natural environment, such as rocks, sticks, soil and plants has also been called earthworks.

Land art came to prominence in the late 1960s and 1970s. Frequently outdoor or ephemeral in nature some pieces only exist as photographic documents or seasonally. This is luckily not the case with Mr. Shuldiner works, which are typically sculpture for indoors or framed to last. These two called, "Pods I Like and Know," and "Leaf Circle," are made with interesting and exotic materials of: (gourd, orange, gall wasp nest, washi 34X71/2X41/2) and (loquat leaves and thread 15X15) respectively.

A new show of his work, “Raw Materials” runs from May 26-June 16, 2007 at del Mano Gallery in Los Angeles (11981 San Vicente Blvd., Los Angeles 90049, May 26 - June 16--Artist Reception May 26, 4-7pm

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Blogger ** Terramia ** said...

Ohhh... his work is awesome! I love earth art... incorporating (and honouring) our natural surroundings into a creative piece. Thanks for the link!

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