Thursday, March 29, 2012

landscaping

zander olsen .  cadair, oak 2010

egon schiele .  autumn sun 1912

zander olsen .  untitled (cader) 2008

egon schiele .  four trees 1917

zander olsen .  beeches 2004

gustav klimt .  farmhouse with birch trees 1903

zander olsen .  jhutti 2004

gustav klimt .  beech grove 1902

recently i came across the installation and photographic work of zander olsen. i'm not sure as to which internet rabbit hole i ventured down, but the important thing is knowing that this guy is out there, wrapping trees in fabric and aligning it with the horizon.

as with everything in life, i feel the need to conjure the ghosts of art history past. as we are all aware, my most favourite time in all of history is the arts and crafts era; so i've thrown in some klimt and schiele for you to admire. these guys are most known for their figurative work, but they did some pretty amazing landscapes as well.


4 comments:

tamerajane said...

Holy god I love this so much.

april said...

I think my heart actually leapt for joy when I saw those wrapped trees. At first glance I thought it was just photo manipulation, but when I found out it was installation, I really freaked out!

cibo matto said...

wow! this is amazing! i especially love that first one!

april said...

That one is my favourite too! It just seems like such an intense undertaking. I can just see him wrapping and stepping back and re-wrapping and stepping back all day long!