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Walter Mason


I’m not sure if any of you have heard of Walter Mason, but he’s one of my favorite land artists. What he does is that he takes things from nature, alters or modifies their forms, and then puts them back into their natural environment. For example, my favorite piece of his is the first image where he punctured a string of leaves in a certain wavy pattern, and then placed them all back in the tree. He takes photographs of what he changes to keep his art alive since land art usually wears away quickly. I find his art to be very organic and appealing because it’s unnatural yet natural at the same time. I like that even though he changes the forms of nature, he changes them in a way to match a nature-like pattern. I think he has a talent for transforming such organic pieces into beautiful designs.


  1. NR wrote:

    These works of art are temporary installations in a certain time and a particular space. It’s too bad to see these creative works through photographs, not a real.

    Tuesday, December 11, 2012 at 7:48 am | Permalink
  2. Roxanne wrote:

    I did a blog on something similar to this earlier in the semester–it was leaf art. The intricate detail in these works is spectacular. Although I think the water droplets are my favorite.

    Thursday, December 13, 2012 at 9:43 am | Permalink