This land artwork is located on the shores of a river. The site’s geological characteristics have been fundamental elements in the creation of this piece. The monumental sand columns and cliffs that stand tall on the shore are a testament to the river’s power, water, and wind erosion.
The constant change that occurs in nature becomes a massive cathedral of nature that change continuously. The erosion caused by water has left its mark on the landscape, shaping and sculpting the sandstone cliffs and gorges.
Carved into the vertical sand cliff wall, a simple yet powerful horizontal line serves as a symbol of the horizon, connecting the visible and invisible, the known and unknown. The line invites the viewer to contemplate the vastness of the landscape and the delicate balance between its elements.
The horizon, both visible and invisible, plays a crucial role in the artwork. It is a reminder of the vastness of the landscape and the importance of understanding our place within it. This understanding is achieved by seeking balance between what is above and what is under. The fragility of what is above and the strength of what is under as the grounded part of life is represented in this piece. The viewer is invited to reflect on the idea that what is visible and what is invisible but yet is there to happen as the future as a consequence of the actions of the past.
Balance is the key element of this land artwork. The balance between nature and humans, the balance between what is visible and what is invisible, and the balance between what is above and what is under. The artwork serves as a reminder of the interconnectedness of all things and our impact on the future. It invites the viewer to contemplate and appreciate the power of the natural world and our place within it.
In summary, this land artwork located in “Barrancas” of Empedrado city, Corrientes, Argentina, is a powerful and simple representation of the horizon, balance, and interconnectedness of all things. It invites the viewer to contemplate and reflect on the beauty of nature and our impact on the future. The fragility of what is above and the strength of what is under as the grounded part of life is represented in this piece. Ultimately, this artwork serves as a reminder to seek balance in all things and to appreciate the power and importance of nature in our lives.
Event / GNAP Argentina
Where / Argentina
Date / April 2023
Width / 150 cm
Height / 20 cm
Carved sand column