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Environmental Art. Artists who focus on nature and believe in protecting/preserving the environment. JOHN DAVIS. JOHN DAVIS. John Davis was an Australian artist who was born in 1936 and Died in1999. He exhibited internationally and throughout Australia.

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environmental art

Environmental Art

Artists who focus on nature and believe in protecting/preserving the environment

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JOHN DAVIS
  • John Davis was an Australian artist who was born in 1936 and Died in1999.
  • He exhibited internationally and throughout Australia.
  • He used simple materials, twigs, calico, bitumen, glue, needle and thread.
  • Davis drew inspiration from the Australian bush, particularly the Mallee country, the Hattah Lakes area and the Murray River.
  • Davis deeply respected Aboriginal art and culture, he successfully established various collaborative projects and exchanges with local aboriginal people.
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ANDY GOLDSWORTHY
  • Andy Goldsworthy was born in 1956 in Chesire, England. In 1986, he moved to Dumfriesshire, Scotland where he maintains his residency.
  • Andy Goldsworthy is an environmental sculptor. His use of natural surroundings create unique art works.
  • He explores and experiments with various natural materials, such as leaves, grasses, stones, wood, sand, clay, ice, and snow.
  • Goldsworthy's artwork reinforces the relationship of human existence within nature.
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ROBERT SMITHSON
  • Born in Passaic, New Jersey, 1938 and died in1973.
  • He was one of the founders of the art form known as earthworks or land art, and is most well known for the Spiral Jetty, 1970, located in the Great Salt Lake, Utah. This monumental earthwork was inspired by the Great Serpent Mound, a Native American monument in southwestern Ohio.
  • One of his goals which was to place work in the land rather than situated on the land.
  • He explored ideas involving decay and renewal, chaos and order.
  • The image to the right is his Floating Island artwork which was created 20 years after his death.