"My work is described as Land Art, but in fact, it is about context which gives rise to material, form and method. I have worked on every continent on Earth including Antarctica, and I have collaborated with small communities worldwide, scientists, physicians, ecologists and astronomers.”
Chris Drury has been described as a land artist but he himself says that he is an eco land artist, seeking to make connections between: Nature and Culture, Inner and Outer, Microcosm and Macrocosm.
Drury has an interest is in ecology and land art and collaborates with scientists, technicians from a broad spectrum of disciplines and technology. He works with small local communities all over the world, representing the special qualities of their particular places back to them and uses whatever visual means and materials best suit each situation.
He has made site-specific works on every continent, including Antarctica. Drury held a major solo show at the Nevada Museum of Art entitled 'Mushrooms|Clouds'. Hs work 'Carbon Sink' in Wyoming sparked a worldwide furor about the burning of fossil fuels in connection with dying forests in the Rockies. He is currently putting together a retrospective book looking back at over 45 years of work.
Chris Drury was born in Sri Lanka and today lives in the South of England.
This review was published by Circle Foundation for the Arts © CFA Press ∙ Images are courtesy of the artist