Site Specific sculpture

Site specific, or site generated sculpture relate directly to the location/site for which they are made. A site specific sculpture reacts to, strengthens and complements its surroundings - a site specific sculpture can be a sculpture-landscape or a man-made sculpture - artifact or an urban environment. Since 1969 the Finnish-Dutch sculptor Lucien den Arend has been making site specific works. His projects have been built in many cities, mainly in Europe.

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Site specific - site generated sculpture - sculptures and landscapes by Finnish-Dutch sculptor Lucien den Arend
projecting a sculpture for a roundabout ,
rotonde, for the city of Heemskerk in Holland

What is the difference between site specific and public sculpture?
There is no question of difference. A site specific sculpture can be a public sculpture, and a public sculpture can be a site specific sculpture. But they are not always the same thing. Whether a sculpture, be it site specific or not, is a public sculpture depends only on the sculpture's location. Is it in the public domain? Then it is a public sculpture. If it is on private property it is usually not a public sculpture - unless people are allowed in. Even a site specific- or landscape sculpture (land art), when not in the public domain, is not public sculpture.

site specific sculpture in Zwijndrecht, The Netherlands - cities - environmental sculpture and landscape design -  free standing and public sculptures - landscape projects and bridges by Lucien den Arend, sculptor

1984/1988 - painted steel  - 500x170x300 (2cm thick) -  Oranjeplein - Zwijndrecht NL

Site specific works of art can be sculptural in the traditional sense of the word - a sculpture developed for a specific location or space - a specific site. These sculptures can be made of various materials: bronze, steel, stainless steel, concrete, ceramic, wood, plastic and various other materials. But the material from which site specific art is made, has no limit. Using the materials of the site itself can very often result in environmental sculpture or land art. Both are public sculpture.

 

sitespecifif sculpure as land art - environmental sculpture and landscape design - site specific works, installations and projects

land art

site specific, environmental installation, a land art project in Baarn, Holland. Trajectory for Rembrandt.

environmental installation

environmental, site specific art - the iron pollard | de ijzeren knot, island and osier environment, Hardinxveld/Giessendam NL - environmental sculpture and landscape design - land art, site specific works, installations and projects

environmental art

site specific art - an environmental installation - land art sculpture and landscape design - site specific works, installations and projects

environmental installation

'Urban environment', a site specific sculpture, environmental sculpture and landscape design - installations and projects

urban environment

Site specific sculture as environmental design - land art and park design - Kajaani Finland and the site specific sculpture of Lucien den Arend - his site specific sculptures and works in the city of Kajaani

environmental design

environmental art - site specific sculpture and landscape design - site specific works, installations and projects

environmental art

Site specific environmental art - sculpture and landscape design - site specific works, installations and projects

environmental art


Sculpture as Land art, a dike in Holland. Site specific installation.

land art

Site specific sculpture can be land art, as it is here  in Holland near Zeeland. Environmental and site specific landscape sculpture.

land art

A bridge as sculpture - site specific works, installations and projects

environmental sculpture

land art - a site specific environmental sculpture and landscape design - site specific works, installations and projects

land art

A site specific urban environment, an environmental sculpture and landscape design - site specific works, installations and projects

urban environment

environmental installation - site specific sculpture and landscape design - site specific works, installations and projects

environmental installation

site specific environmental art - sculpture and landscape design - site specific works, installations and projects

environmental art

Site specific sculpture and environment - an urban environment - environmental sculpture and landscape design - site specific works, installations and projects

urban environment

an urban environment - site specific environmental sculpture or urban land art - site specific works, installations and projects

urban environment

land art is always site specific - al sculpture and landscape design - site specific works, installations and projects

land art

site specific pollard willow installation  - environmental sculpture and landscape design - site specific works, installations and projects

environmental art

urban environment and landscape design - site specific works, installations and projects

urban environment

land art, site specific, environmental sculpture and landscape design - site specific works, installations and projects

land art

a site specific urban environment sculpture and landscape design - site specific works, installations and projects

environmental sculpture

 


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