Sticks & Stones: Land Artist Shapes Natural Objects into Organic Architecture

Color, shape, texture and structure form the basis for these
cairns, mandalas, spiral and hexagons, set against scenic
backdrops where the materials were found.

In a tradition often traced back to
Andy Goldsworthy
, artist James Brunt makes “creates
elaborate ephemeral artworks using the natural materials he
finds in forests, parks, and beaches near his home in
Yorkshire, England,” reports

By design and necessity, each of the works is inherently
temporary, destined to follow and entropic path back to chaos
once left to the forces of nature.

And while all of these works take time, the stacked stone
cairns are particularly impressive — and probably the first to
fall back apart when left alone.

But Brunt photographs each piece after completion, creating a
record that will outlast the work, and sells prints as

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