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11 Beautiful Artworks So Huge You Can See Them From the Sky

Picture of India Irving
Social Media Editor
Updated: 18 October 2017
These incredible works of Land art are absolutely stunning. Whether carved into a valley, painted on the sand, built over the ocean or even etched into the snow, these artworks use nature as their canvas and are often at their best when looked at from the sky.

Land art, also known as Earth art, Environmental art or Earthworks, emerged onto the art scene in the 1960s and 70s, with the trend making its biggest dent in the United States and United Kingdom.

Unlike previous schools of art, practitioners of Land art use the natural landscape as the backdrop for their works, and mainly items from nature, such as rocks, soil, grass, sand etc., as their medium of choice.

As well as being captivating to look at, Land art is also an important environmental movement, making a statement against commercialisation and reminding the world that nature is beautiful and must be protected at all costs.

Here are 11 beautiful examples of the art form by 11 inspiring Land artists.

Krisztián Balogh, ‘World Tree’

Christo and Jeanne-Claude, ‘Surrounded Islands’

#christoetjeanneclaude #surroundedislands #biscaynebay #miami (1983)

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Rosie Leventon, ‘B52’

Rosie Leveton's B52 Kings Wood - Stour Valley Arts Project UK
Rosie Leventon, ‘B52’ | © Rosie Leventon

Andres Amador

Andy Goldsworthy, ‘Hanging Trees’
Andy Goldworthy, ‘Hanging Trees’ | © Malcolm Morris / WikiCommons

Simon Beck

Back in the USA. 🇺🇸 A new mural on @powdermountain #snowart #simonbeck photo by @georgeevanphoto

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Richard Long, ‘Norfolk Line’

Norfolk line#RichardLong#HoughtonHall

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Sylvain Meyer

Sylvain Meyer land art | Augusto Tokumori / Flickr

Maya Lin, ‘Storm King Wavefield’

Robert Smithson, ‘Spiral Jetty’

Little nugget from Father's Day with the fam. #spiraljetty #utahisrad #mavicpro

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Nancy Holt, ‘Sun Tunnels’