Ice Drawings: Jim Denevan and the Largest Piece of Art
The Anthropologist is a project and platform created by the clothing store Anthropologie to show the process of creation and to create relationships with artists. The main platform for this is the Anthropologiest website and various publications that share selected projects and art as a way to promote creativity.
Last year The Anthropologist commissioned land artist Jim Denevan to draw on the frozen surface of Lake Baikal in Siberia. Lake Baikal is the oldest and deepest lakes in the worldand is over 30 million years old. Denevan proposed to make the largest piece of art on the surface of the ice of the lake.
Denevan (who is from Santa Cruz), and his team made marks on nine square miles of ice by making large circles baced on the Fibonacci sequence. To do the project, the artist and his team had to work in sub-zero temperatures and in strong winds to make the work.
You can see sketches, in-progress images, and film of the project on the site. There is also a book and DVD about the piece that you can buy at Anthropologie.com.
Is it the largest piece of art? That’s depends on what you call art – but it sure looks big to me.