Konrads’ Illusive Installations

Craft & Design
Konrads’ Illusive Installations


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:

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[via Colossal]

14 thoughts on “Konrads’ Illusive Installations

  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. Christopher Logel (@chrislogelMN) says:

    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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