Forbes.com reviews Andrew Rogers’s exploration of Land art:
Most art tomes’ sizes reflect the enormity of their subjects–the mega-celebs and supermodels Weber and his ilk photograph, for example. But Rogers doesn’t shoot famous people–nor is the Australian sculptor himself particularly famous. His works have a different, physical enormity: a 105-foot stacked tower made of seven-ton blocks of limestone edged in gold leaf (in Israel), a 149-by-149-foot depiction of a man on horseback made of white stone walls (in China, where he enlisted 1,000 members of the Chinese Army for help), and a 29-foot red-limestone sculpture of ascending stairs (in India). His Rhythms of Life project so far comprises 35 sculptures that stretch across five continents and has, in total, employed 5,000 people.
Rogers, a former economist and businessman in his 60s who turned to art in the 1990s, has been building these geoglyphs–designs or motifs created with rocks and stones on the ground–for 10 years now, and the large monograph published by Charta (for the similarly hefty price of $130) commemorates this decennial. So does the first exhibition devoted to the project at the (oddly tiny) White Box gallery in New York City, on through May 17. No 100-foot towers here, just photographs and a looping documentary film.
Carving Up the Land (Forbes.com)