As I’ve mentioned before, I follow the Old Moss Woman’s Secret Garden on Facebook (also on Tumblr) – if you don’t already, I highly recommend it as a daily dose of nature inspiration! Recently, there was a post about Arte Sella, an Italian outdoor art gallery of works made from natural materials (slightly different from earthworks, which I’ve blogged about before). More specifically:
Arte Sella is an international outdoor exhibition of contemporary art set up in 1986 in the fields and woods of the Sella Valley (Val di Sella, municipality of Borgo Valsugana, province of Trento).
Arte Sella is both a qualified exhibition of artistic works and, most importantly, an ongoing creative process in which art works can be actually followed as they grow and evolve. The artists are called upon to express a respectful relationship with nature and treat it as a source of inspiration.
The works are usually three-dimensional and created using stones, leaves, branches and tree trunks. Man-made objects, materials and colours are rarely used. All works are placed outdoor and can be admired while enjoying the different types of woods, stones and monumental trees in the surroundings.
When the exhibition closes, the artworks are left to decay, thus becoming again part of nature’s life cycle.
Photos from Arte Sella
- Land-Art in Sella Valley (joindahunt.com)
- Italy’s Mythical Forest (indiebooksreviewed.com)
- Storybook-Style Land Art Scattered Across a Forest in Italy (mymodernmet.com)