Make your own 3D landscape at home, inspired by Portable Sculpture artist Liz Ensz.
Liz Ensz creates sculptures using fabric draped over random objects.
The artist is interested in man-made landscapes, the impact of mining and our use of natural resources, and prints images from Google Earth on to huge pieces of fabric.
- Random objects of different shapes and sizes
About the artist
Ensz creates large silkscreen prints of images from Google Earth showing the impact of human activity, which are arranged on top of piles of 'the best local trash' to create temporary landscapes. Ensz originally made structures for the fabric to drape over, but found that these really increased the costs and complexities of exhibiting the work.
In a more sustainable approach to making sculpture, the prints are now rolled up into a rucksack and bases constructed on site from whatever unused or unwanted objects can be found by the gallery team. This makes the work very portable, and different every time it's exhibited.
Meet the artist
In this video, Liz Ensz tells us about their sustainable practice, the origins of the work and their nomadic approach to making art.