These installation works and their documentation were created in response to the idea of the vertical perspective in Land Art as part of a residency in the Swiss Alps.  I interrogated the idea of 'Landscape' as a man-made concept ​​​​- the landscape being a thing to be viewed as scenery, setting and painting. If we take the word landscape as a verb, (as in 'my garden needs landscaping') - ‘land’ is in the passive position and is the object acted upon. The land is shaped by man. This series of works flips this thought by aiming to present the idea of nature shaping man. In each of the three installation's created in the forests around Tenna, Switzerland, the paintings on plexiglass were literally shaped by the natural elements. The choice of plastic substrates painted with highly artificial, chemical colors was used to open a way to see nature anew, aiming to make Nature the subject of the work and the man-made works merely the object. Rather than acting as frame for the man-made ‘art’, my intention was to allow Nature to present itself, showing itself to be in extreme contrast, not only to the color and material of the work, but also in its essence. 

Paper: Thinking about Land Art through a Anthropononcentric Frame. Art Safiental 2018. Tenna, Switzerland.

Is it not conceivable that in the end man will be shaped by the strength and the portentosity of Nature? I mean, think about it - would Nature make art? Myvanwy Gibson
WATER (left) Digital Fine Art print on Hahnemühle bamboo matt paper digital sketch for the installation WATER 500mmx600mm
TREE (right) Digital Fine Art print on Hahnemühle bamboo matt paper  - digital sketch for the installation TREE 500mmx600mm
ROCK (left) ​​​​​​​Digital Fine Art print on Hahnemühle bamboo matt paper documenting the the installation ROCK 500mmx600mm 
pigments, polymers, acrylic glass. Location:46°44’27.6”N 9°19’54.5”E (Swiss Alps)
TREE (middle) Digital Fine Art print on Hahnemühle bamboo matt paper documenting the the installation TREE 500mmx600mm
pigments, polymers, acrylic glass. Location: 46°44’42.9”N 9°20’43.8”E (Swiss Alps)
WATER (right) Digital Fine Art print on Hahnemühle bamboo matt paper documenting the installation WATER. 500mmx600mm 
pigments, polymers, acrylic glass. Location: 46° 41’ 50,46” N 9° 19’ 27,378” E (Swiss Alps)

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