February 7th, 2008

Agnes Denes

Posted in artists/projects by Heidi

From greenmuseum.org: “One of the early pioneers of both the environmental art movement and Conceptual art, Agnes Denes brings her wide ranging interests in the physical and social sciences, mathematics, philosophy, linguistics, poetry and music to her delicate drawings, books and monumental artworks around the globe.”

She has used sundials directly in her work at least twice, listed below, and alluded to sundial-timekeeping ideas lots of times throughout her work.

“Circle of Megaliths with Sundial,” Commissioned by the International Center for the Preservation of Wild Animals, a 10,000 acre wildlife preserve and research center in Columbus, Ohio. (in process)

“The Human Argument in Steel & Crystal with Sundial,” University City Science Center, Redevelopment Authority of the City of Philadelphia, Penn. (finalist)

Agnes Denes

Tree Mountain – A Living Time Capsule – 11,000 Trees – 11,000 People – 400 Years, Finland, planted in 1996. A massive earthwork and artificial mountain, this land reclamation project involved planting 11,000 trees in an intricate mathematical pattern derived from a combination of the golden section and a sunflower/pineapple pattern designed by the artist. More on this project here. More on Agnes Denes at the greenmuseum.org site and widely on the www.

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  1. Kaz Maslanka says:

    Yes, this is one of the few times that I have seen art and math function together equally.

    Thanks for sharing this!

    February 20th, 2008 at 3:42 am

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