Earth Art is the use of organic materials taken from the landscape to create sculptures that will decay over time. It is meant to be ephemeral, drawing attention to the beauty of the art and the landscape of which it sits, throughout all of its stages of existence. This summer, the VanDusen Botanical Garden will welcome five international and local artists to participate in an Earth Art exposition in the garden’s 55 acre forum.
Starting in mid-July, artists Nils-Udo, Urs-P. Twellmann, Chris Booth, Nicole Dextras and Michel Dennis will begin moving earth and transform it into their artistic creations. The show will officially open in early August and when complete their works will remain in situ scattered throughout the park. The creations will be viewable to the public during their creation.
The program was made possible thanks to the financial contribution from the estate of Kitty Heller.