News: World's Largest Artwork Stretches 9 Square Miles in the Heart of Icy Siberia

World's Largest Artwork Stretches 9 Square Miles in the Heart of Icy Siberia

Artist Jim Denevan works on a massive scale. He's "painted" the northern beaches of California, and etched away at the Nevada desert.

His most recent project, however, tops his past works in terms of enormity. The Siberia piece presents beautiful geometric aerial patterns, carved into Denevan's latest canvas: the snow-blanketed frozen surface of Siberia's Lake Baikal. The work is ephemeral, subject to the Earth's elements.

The result is breathtaking.

World's Largest Artwork Stretches 9 Square Miles in the Heart of Icy Siberia

World's Largest Artwork Stretches 9 Square Miles in the Heart of Icy Siberia

World's Largest Artwork Stretches 9 Square Miles in the Heart of Icy Siberia

World's Largest Artwork Stretches 9 Square Miles in the Heart of Icy Siberia

World's Largest Artwork Stretches 9 Square Miles in the Heart of Icy Siberia

World's Largest Artwork Stretches 9 Square Miles in the Heart of Icy Siberia

World's Largest Artwork Stretches 9 Square Miles in the Heart of Icy Siberia

World's Largest Artwork Stretches 9 Square Miles in the Heart of Icy Siberia

World's Largest Artwork Stretches 9 Square Miles in the Heart of Icy Siberia

World's Largest Artwork Stretches 9 Square Miles in the Heart of Icy Siberia

World's Largest Artwork Stretches 9 Square Miles in the Heart of Icy Siberia

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Just because a piece of art is on such a large scale doesn't make it good. Hate to be "That guy", but i don't see whats stopping anyone from going to the beach and digging out a bazillion circles, "artistically".

After staring at the images and pondering his contribution to art or culture in the loosest sense, i am beginning to agree. i mean it is nice. i mean it is disciplined. and no doubt his intentions are pure. but for all i know Jim may be the Siberian village idiot, sentenced to 40 years of drawing concentric circles. ok. so be it. today, I am officially 'that guy'.

the previous sand piece doesn't move me conceptually. to me, it's just circles in the sand. however, the fact that this is on ice makes it more interesting. it adds an unexpected beauty (for me). the idea that something is made on "dangerous" ground. i became taken with the piece when i saw this video:
http://theanthropologist.net/#/JimDenevan/

may i recommend Ice Road Truckers

The word art is used far to liberally now a days.
Although this piece does give me the sense of insignificance. The tiny circles in the middle cant even be seen from the aerial shot.
For me it resembles the size of the universe and the mere speck's we are. Its ironic, as well in that sense.

BUT, I'm probably reading too much into it and the guy's just a nut-job drawing circles in the snow and ice.

AHAHA. Not really sure why the response made me laugh, but hell.

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