3 Impressive Outdoor Art Installations

Posted on: 10.21.2017 in interact

If you think of art as paintings that hang on walls in galleries and the ancient sculptures that you see at art museums, think again. Outdoor art installations, which have been increasingly popular among modern artists, are taking creativity outdoors and are blending art and the environment to create beautiful experiences for spectators.

Did you know that there’s a whole movement dedicated to outdoor installations? It’s called  land art or Earth art, and it combines landscapes with works of art. Often times artists would use natural materials such as water, stones, metal or minerals to create these masterpieces. The results can be breathtaking!

Check out these 3 impressive outdoor art installations from around the world:


Spiral Jetty

Spiral Jetty inner circles view of Spiral Jetty in 2005 Robert Smithson's masterpiece earthwork on the north side of the Great Salt Lake about two-and-a-half hours from Salt Lake City.

Created by Robert Smithson, the Spiral Jetty is considered a masterpiece earthwork.  In 1970, on the north side of the Great Salt Lake about two-and-a-half hours from Salt Lake City. In 1971, Smithson took a 20-year lease on 10 acres of land at the Great Salt Lake in Utah. He hired contractors and created a huge spiral made entirely of mud, salt crystals, rocks and water. The artwork extends 1,500 feet  into the lake. Even today, if water levels are low enough, you can still take a peek at this iconic piece of work.


Park Güell

Colorful architecture by Antonio Gaudi. Parc Guell is the most important park in Barcelona. Spain

Built by the famous Spanish architect Antoni Gaudí between 1900 and 1914, and commissioned by Spanish entrepreneur Count Eusebi Güell, Park Güell is a colorful, artistic public park in the capital of Spain, Barcelona. It consists of gardens, buildings and sculptures, as well as a wide variety of wildlife — parrots, short-toed eagles and hummingbird hawk moths. It’s one of the most impressive public parks in the world and a popular tourist destination.


Ceramic Poppies at the Tower of London

London, Uk - October 18, 2014: Tower of London and art installation - Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red sees 888246 ceramic poppies planted in the Tower's moat each poppy representing a British military fatality during the war

Between July and November of 2014, the Tower of London was gradually engulfed by a sea of red ceramic poppy flowers, making not only for a spectacular outdoor art spectacle, but also a powerful historic statement. The installation, titled The Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red, was designed to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the beginning of World War I. English artist Paul Cummins and theater designer Tom Piper teamed up to create the 888,246 ceramic poppies for the display, each piece representing one British or Colonial serviceman killed in the War. It took 17,500 volunteers put the impressive artwork in place.


  1. zoey

    Yeah i like the poppy one twooooooo

  2. Haley

    Wow, I never thought that way when making art!

  3. cali

    i like the poppy oneeeee

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