Landscape connection unveils its Totem for the festival Art/Terre 2010
The tower has been erected in an open field as a ‘tribute to earth'. The design approach attempts to incorporate multiple uses for natural materials in the building process, including topsoil, clay, brick and crushed brick.
Created for the Art/Terre 2010 festival - an international biennale competition which recognises original artworks in which the earth plays a key role - Landscape connection describes Earth Totem thus: ‘A symbol of the history of the place reminiscent of its characteristic brick chimneys, it rises in symbiosis with the territory of Comines-Warneton, where for centuries clay has been extracted, shaped, backed and enameled."
Topped with live vegetation, the tower of natural materials stands as a symbol that ‘everything is bound to get back to earth someday'.