Saturday, May 15, 2021

Circles of Time - Alan Sonfist

We just learned about the famous American sculpture called The Gates by Christo and Jean-Claude.

Another famous land art sculpture is Circles of Time by Alan Sonfist in 1987.

In Tuscany Italy, Sonfist started with a bunch plants grouped together in one spot that were from the Tuscany area.
Around that he made a circle of branches from a forest that he coated in bronze, mixed in with thyme herbs growing there.
He made a second circle around that made of laurel.
A third circle around that is galestro stone.
The fourth circle is olive trees, and the last circle is made of wheat.

Each circle has a meaning to the people of Italy and the art is living so people can actually gather the wheat and other plants.

(from: wikipedia - alan sonfist)

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