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From afar, the land art of German artist Cornelia Konrads demands a double-take, as materials native to the surrounding landscape appear to defy gravity and levitate, frozen in a snapshot moment. Upon closer inspection, the fine wire and fishing line she employs come into focus. Pictured above is Moment of Decision, an installation adjacent to a playground in Sweden. Pictured below (in order) are The Gate in France, Passage in Germany, Tree Memorial in Connecticut, as well as a detail shot of Tree Memorial.





There are many more of her awe-inspiring site-specific pieces on her website, along with close-up detail shots and some in-progress shots.

This short video profile of Konrads gives further insight into what inspires her and how she does her builds:

[via Colossal]

Goli Mohammadi

I’m senior editor at MAKE and have worked on MAKE magazine since the first issue. I’m a word nerd who particularly loves to geek out on how emerging technology affects the lexicon as a whole. When not fawning over perfect word choices, I can be found on the nearest mountain, looking for the ideal alpine lake or hunting for snow to feed my inner snowboard addict.

The maker movement provides me with endless inspiration, and I love shining light on the incredible makers in our community. The specific beat I cover is art, and I’m a huge proponent of STEAM (as opposed to STEM). After all, the first thing most of us ever made was art.

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  1. scottassoc says:

    Just sent this link to our local Landscape Arboretum. Would be a great addition.

    1. Goli Mohammadi says:

      Neat! Where do you live? I hadn’t heard of a “Landscape Arboretum” before. Sounds fascinating.

  2. Really stunning work. Definitely going to look into more of her stuff.

    I like it when you guys post articles about installation sculptors/artists.

    1. Goli Mohammadi says:

      Thanks, Christopher — I love posting about art! Cheers!

  3. Angel Ramirez says:

    Her work is stunning. I especially love the piece with the stone walls. It made me feel as though some deity was placing it there from the heavens.

  4. Mujeeb says:

    A perfect fusion of art, craft and nature… Great job. Would like to know more about your works..

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