Thursday, 10 March 2011

Waldemar Januszczak - The Sculpture Diaries.

This week I present a Channel 4oD documentary within which Waldemar Januszczak concludes his exploration of sculpture with a road trip across North and South America to see the art form set in the landscape.

Within this he features [as well as other exceptional pieces] one of my favourite pieces of land art - The Sun Tunnels by Nancy Holt.

This artwork completed in 1976, consists of four large concrete tubes, laid out in the desert in an open X configuration. The nine foot diameter, 18 foot long "tunnels" are pierced by holes of varying size, that correspond with the pattern of selected celestial constellations. There is a tunnel for Draco, Perseus, Columba and Capricorn.

Once again I will leave it to a greater source of knowledge, Waldemar, to lead you to this. As always he makes entertaining and inspiring documentaries  - simply click on the link below the image and enjoy.

The Sun Tunnels - Nancy Holt

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