Take an Art Break with the Land
Take an Art Break Inspiration from Co-founding Director, Lisa Rasmussen.
Land really is the best art.Andy Warhol
I just came back from Glastonbury, where I was visiting my friend Sinead. Glastonbury and the enchanting Tor have long been on my bucket list. It was an amazing and magical experience. When I hang out with Sinead we always create art in special places, especially in nature. I wanted to share a little bit about my art journey and inspire you to take an art break with the land.
My Land Art Experience in Glastonbury
Sinead and I walked up to the Tor, collecting found objects from nature along the way.
We painted for a bit, connected with the land and the Tor. On our way back down we found the mysterious “Dragon’s Stone” and used our collection of found objects to create land art around it.
It was wonderful to mindfully create together and tap into the mystery of this land.
It is natural to use the earth as a canvas. I think of earth as a sculpture in space.Lita Albuquerque
Now it’s your turn to connect with the land and create some art!
Art Break Directions:
Feel free to do take this art break solo or with a group!
1. Pick a special place in nature to go. It could be a park, mountain, lake, tree, or the ocean.
2. Set an intention to mindfully connect and create with the mysteries of the nature space you have chosen.
Mindfulness: the practice of purposely bringing one’s attention to the present-moment experience.
Mystery: something that is difficult or impossible to understand or explain.
3. While walking to your chosen place gather items you find along the way to use as your materials to create land art.
4. When you have found the perfect spot to create land art, have a seat. Take several minutes to be still and listen to nature’s sound. I like to close my eyes and just be there, in that moment.
5. Start creating with your found objects. Don’t think too much about it. Try to stay connected with nature.
6. When your land art is complete, document it with your camera (if available).
7. Extend this art break and journal about your experience. Ask yourself, “Did you feel more at peace after your art break? Why?”
Enjoy connecting with nature!