Sunday, October 05, 2008

Land Art Project -

"Kings Court Cube"
land art sculpture by Mick Mather
I finished the project today. If you want to see the daily progress of this land art construction, you'll find it here at No Matter What Shape - The Archive. I took some documentary video footage again but, dang! ... it came out worse than the original one! If I can carve out a little time to do some editing, I might come up with another short movie to post, eventually. I had to cut back on the original concept of filling the cube with colorful leaves but I have another idea if the structure of stacked and woven twigs and branches survives the winter. There's a bit of work involved and, for now, I'm all in with no thoughts of continuing this project for a while. I'll create Sky Box before the weather turns too miserable and then tackle those parts of the new idea that can be done, left to winter over with final considerations and further work in the spring. For now, enjoy this if you can.

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11 Comments:

Blogger SusuPetal said...

Looks like a place I could go to sleep for the winter -if not the wind is too heavy.

A new week. Monday. OMG.

8:58 PM  
Blogger hpy said...

THe cube belongs to that place. It's part of the nature. I could imagine a bird or another animal living there.

12:12 AM  
Blogger Mick said...

susupetal:
Hmm, a good idea. As you might recall, I built this cube at around 1-meter square. So, while there's plenty of room for you, there are no amenities! Happy Monday! :D

hpy:
I thank you for saying that. Since the piece was constructed from twigs and branches from the half dozen brush piles scattered about, this is quite true. Actually. I'm expecting feral cats, rabbits, voles, mice perhaps a coyote to move in over the winter. I bet they'll get a surprise when they find Susu in there! :D

5:07 AM  
Blogger Lisa Sarsfield said...

Wow. This is awesome and so, so nest like! This is a fantastic piece of art, low footprint, recyled and recycable, ever changing...
I love the way you utilised nature just enough to create something new from it without damaging the wonderful environment it found/made in/from.

I bet some great thinking time was had out here, sometimes it is as much about the journey, the sights and sounds, thought and encounters as it is the end result.

My best to you.

6:21 PM  
Blogger Mick said...

lisa sarsfield:
I knew you'd appreciate the nest qualities of this piece; and, what was on my mind constantly was the question, "How would a bird weave these pieces into the whole?" At certain times, when it would have been easy to give the project up, I also thought, "If birds can do this, I can do this." As far as recycling what was already there, I surely believe that I made a more pleasant use of the trimmed bushes and trees than the haphazardly scattered piles from which I gathered all of the material.

7:13 PM  
Blogger harlequinpan said...

It's a great completion of this project , give my highest respect
to you .

This project reminds me one of my favorite books - NATURAL ARCHITECTURE, (princeton architectural press 10-ISBN :1-56898-721-8) i hope you will like it.

It's an enviable work, i really hope that one day will have the opportunity to create my own "Kings Court Cube". :)

1:52 AM  
Blogger Mick said...

harlequinpan:
Thanks for the kind words and especially for the tip on the book. I'll see if we have it at our local library ... and, wouldn't that be something if you also create a companion piece. Perhaps called "Cube East"? :)

5:00 AM  
Blogger Lisa Sarsfield said...

Yes Mick, a beautiful use of what was already there:)Very beautiful.

Just a flying visit to drop off an award...http://lisasarsfield.blogspot.com/

Will be back soon.

8:52 PM  
Blogger Mick said...

lisa sarsfield:
I'm decidedly warmed by this award and I have but a few. I'm not sure that I can post more of them given the sidebar space I have and then, of course, there are a lot of rules; they were made to be broken, right? Still, it was a delight to be mentioned and honored at your blog. :)

5:17 AM  
Blogger emmanuel said...

congratulation, it was very interresting to see the evolution of the installation.

3:17 PM  
Blogger Mick said...

emmanuel:
Having recently visited your blog - land art environnemental - via delicious - I'm thrilled to have you visit here. Thanks very much for your comment and there will be more land art projects to come.

3:54 PM  

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