This is an environmental art installation called “The Subdivision” by Kathryn Miller.
The installation changes with time.
It begins with the well known patterns and forms of development which are generically stamped on a cleared site, without any relationship to the culture, environment or topography.
The end result of the installation through time is an ecological restoration, where all development has been returned back to the land.
Environmental Art can be provocative, participatory and even restorative. It goes straight to the point on environmental issues, raising public awareness and inspiring a new direction in thought, ideas and even landscape architecture.
What if structures could be designed so that after their use has expired, they return to the prairie, provide habitat for insects or regenerate a forest?
For more inspiration go to Green Museum.org
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