Mute Monday: Elements

added monday morning: 3 additional images by sarah pickering see more of her explosive art here

***artists using Earth as their primary element

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Anonymous upset waitress said...

Hey She, what's up with that tree? I've never seen anything like that. It's not a PS element thing is it?

6:29 PM  
Blogger The Troll said...

Absolutely amazing! I've never heard of any of them besides Christo. But they're all worthy of MM attention!

6:36 PM  
Blogger she said...

upset waitress: no...its a real tree painted red. no body knows who did it. it is in Shropshire England.

as to your sainthood: have you ever examined the lives of saints? youre perfect for the role. trust me. (the Lord works in mysterious ways) grrrrrhehahaha

Troll: did you happen to see the christo for yourself? i saw it from an airplane but it wouldve been cool in a boat as well. youve never heard of the lightning field???? it is by walter de maria and i would love to see it......

i wonder if MOI has seen it...its in her state.

if you ever want to see a great documentary check out "rivers and tides" it is about earth artist andy goldsworthy (the rock pile) he does not use anything that isnt of the earth...i mean no glues or nails or anything. its amazing when you see some of his constructions. happy MM!

6:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

awesome works

i always am struck
by just how damn cool
this stuff is (and beautiful, often)

nice one, she, in bringing these together -- i wasn't aware of all of them, either

¤ ¤ ¤


7:38 PM  
Blogger ThursdayNext said...

I took some liberties with my elements, but they are, indeed, fundamental to my heart. :)

7:59 PM  
Blogger Gypsy said...

Awesome pics She. I can't figure out what that second one is...can you enlighten this ignorant, uneducated soul? Happy MM.

9:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

cool! that is all i have to say..obviously everyone was more imaginative than me.... :(

2:43 AM  
Blogger Java Junkie said...

I visited Christo's "Umbrella Project" when I lived in California - breathtaking. Stunning photos - Happy MM!

4:11 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

absolutely stunning! Happy MM!

4:22 AM  
Blogger iamnot said...

I like the explosive art.

How fun would that be?
When I was a kid playing with cherry bombs, who knew I was just being expressive?

5:32 AM  
Blogger Zoely said...

really, really kewl. Love it. Happy Mute Monday!

5:36 AM  
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5:36 AM  
Blogger she said...

/t: thank you. i wish i couldve found more. but in my searches ive become smitten with crop circles. who knew how artistic aliens could be?...actually i did. i mean their spaceships are quite elegant.

thursdaynext: oh good...im coming over!!

gypsy: that image (now it is #5) is a satellite image of the everglades in florida. isnt it lively? happy MM!

jyankee: thank you and happy MM

java: wow! of all the christos i think i would have liked to see that wrapped building in germany most. thanks for stoppin by! happy MM

kate: thanks...your stickman wouldve fit in well here

iamnot: i added more for you. check out her website (link's in post now) happy MM

zoely: thank you! good to see ya mop of hair again! happy MM

6:12 AM  
Blogger The Troll said...


Yes, I was living near Fort Liquordale (the everglades) at the time he covered the islands. Some of my Kin were part of the "Stop Christo" forces.

They were probably trying to extort bribe money, of course.

6:43 AM  
Blogger Pete Bogs said...

interesting... the explosions look those Monty Python where they'd blow up phony animals or mannequin musicians in the middle of a field...

Christo has always struck me as pretensious... I saw a documentary on him trying to get permission to wrap that Key Biscayne island in pink...

the red tree looks like the red weed from War Of The Worlds...

and the crop circles are just too cool!

7:20 AM  
Blogger moi said...

Woa. Beautiful photos, elegant take on the theme. Love the "explosive" shots in particular (we proto anarchists always hanker to blow stuff up :o).) But Christo, ah, such the pain in the ass.

Yes, I've seen the lightening field. New Mexico has more lightening strikes than any other state, I do believe. I personally know four people who have been struck. D'oh!

8:01 AM  
Blogger Aunty Belle said...

WHoa--masterful interpretation on the theme, Pup--you and Gyppsy is puttin' the rst of us on notice.

I likes the red tree and the beach art--but how fun fer them artiste's !

Happy MM!

8:20 AM  
Blogger Not that Type of Raven said...

Crop Circles! I've always loved them. Brilliant MM!

9:00 AM  
Blogger Anonymous Boxer said...

*clapping hands*

I love it when things blow up.

9:34 AM  
Anonymous upset waitress said...

On #8. Are those some sort of man made islands? Can you tell me more on that one? Interesting.

9:42 AM  
Blogger she said...

bogshond: i miss you. you were unique im discovering. your criticism of christo is fairly universal...however he deserves credit at the very least for being able to get it done...and for scale. actually i find the best art by christo are the conceptual drawings he does when planning one of these projects. he is an excellent draughtsman and for that he has my respect.

moi: i thought you might have....my brother has a mini ranch up in north florida...when lightning strikes it fuses the with the sand in the ground and makes "folgerites" theyre pretty cool and is way better than being struck. take cover!

aunty belle: thanks so much. i thought yours was very good to...and very you. happy MM

raven: welcome to the imperial colony of dog. i love them too, in fact i downloaded a free font of crop circles to use...i dont know how but i know i will!!

anonymous boxer: of course you do...we ALL do. admit it bloggers. you do. grrrherhahaha good to see you out grrrrrrrrrl.

upset waitress: i think these were little islands off of miami somewhere or the keys...the islands are real and then christo just floated that pink fabric around them. i think he did several islands. you may recall last year christo did those orange gates in central park NYC. i didnt think that was all that.


11:09 AM  
Blogger Ruela said...

Simply Great!!!

1:37 PM  
Blogger SeaRabbit said...

Quite a blowing take!
Happy Mute Monday!

1:56 PM  
Blogger SeaRabbit said...

... but... where are the dogs????

3:09 PM  
Blogger Kate said...

you are so very clever! I love the red tree and the sand art!

very cool! My take on MM was wayyyy different! lol

3:28 PM  
Blogger foam said...

and these are pretty damn awesome too.
great mute monday stuff..

4:52 PM  
Blogger ThursdayNext said...

Elements from a doggie's perspective would have been something fun I would have done...I wish we could make sets on Mute Mondays! Doggie digging in dirt, doggie slurping water, doggie jumping in the air...

6:02 PM  
Blogger Vixen said...


Just WOW. Amazing.

7:55 PM  
Blogger X. Dell said...

One of my team bloggers on 23M had a site dedicated to picturs of things exploding. At first, I thought I might have gone to that page by mistake.

8:30 PM  
Blogger Infinitesimal said...

hey, this one was an especially great presentation.

1:09 AM  
Blogger Not that Type of Raven said...


No New Mute Monday? =(

4:46 PM  

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