What is land art?

mnn | Starre Vartan:

You probably recognize land art, even if you don’t know exactly what it is. You may have even made some yourself, if you’ve drawn intricate patterns on a beach or arranged stones in a pattern near a stream bed. Land art is that which is made from natural materials, built or created in an outdoor setting, and which makes some kind of comment or observation about the environment… Read more

Image: With forests, meadows and mountaintops as his canvas, Swiss artist Sylvain Meyer arranges meticulously ordered patterns and designs using a variety of ephemeral materials. (Photo: Sylvain Meyer)