Land art or earth art is a form of art which primarily is concerned with the natural environment. Materials such as rocks, sticks, soil, plants and so on are often used, and the works frequently exist in the open and are left to change and erode under natural conditions.
The link below will take you to the webpage of artist and sculptor Lucien den Arend which shows examples of his land art and explains in more detail the history and meaning of land art.
When oil companies continually pestered artist Peter Von Tiesenhausen to drill on his land and wouldn’t take no for an answer and made it clear that he only had rights to the top 6 inches of soil and they had the rights to whatever was underneath, he threatened to sue them if they disturbed his 6 inches of soil because he has developed artworks all over his property and therefore the entire property is an artwork. Nice going, Peter!
For more information visit the link below:
Inspiring 9-minute video documentary created by artist Brad Schwede depicting his land art and his views and approach to this art form.