Straw Land Art Festival
Land art is an art movement in which landscape and the work of art are inextricably linked. It is also an art form that is created in nature, using natural materials. Sculptures are not placed in the landscape, rather, the landscape is the means of their creation. Often earth moving equipment is involved. The works frequently exist in the open, located well away from civilization, left to change and erode under natural conditions. From giant ostriches to beautiful large butterflies, the straw art festival brought out varied art forms in a novel manner. The very speciality of these art forms is that they are made of pure straw. The festival is intended to promote straw sculpting and land art.
Check out the entertaining pictures of the Straw-Land Art Festival in Croatia.
The First Post reported that twenty artists from Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Germany, Hungary, Slovakia and Mexico made 20 art installations using 30 tons of straw. The straw-art forms are giant, up to 10 metres or more and are burnt at the end of the festival. Each and every artist chooses his/her biggest work to be burnt in glory towards the end.
A huge dinosaur, a tall man, a huge bicycle and an incredibly large horse were the top straw-works of the festival in 2011. In 2012, the 10-metre high phoenix and the huge butterfly rings caught the attention.