Jim Denevan is an environmental renaissance man. Famous for his mega land art installations, the artist is also an accomplished chef whose Outstanding in the Field initative is a traveling culinary adventure that connects people with local ingredients and producers.
In "Siberia," Denevan's latest major artwork,
â€œFor me, marking the earth is an opportunity to measure and consider what is directly at hand and what is cosmic,â€ says Californian chef-turned-artist Jim Denevan, â€œThe big curves I cut in the earth are intimate and superfluous,â€ he continues. "They can be considered or ignored. They are left.â€ Today, we present a gallery of the world's finest collisions between art and land.
Artist Jim Denevan is in pursuit of the impermanent. From the vanishing curl of a wave to sand briefly stilled between tides, nature's fleeting moments are his stock-in-trade. The frozen surface of Siberia's Lake Baikal presented a shifting, snow-blanketed canvas for Denevan's specific brand of art: massive geometrical patterns carved into the earth, ever vulnerable to the elements.
_These images document Denevan's quest to create history's largest work of art, while also illuminating the simple, arresting beauty of the natural world that he so keenly reveres.
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