Artist: Adam Long

There is a long history of artists using natural materials to create their art. Nature Art, Earth Art, Stick Art, Earthworks and Environmental art are all contemporary names for art methods that have been around for centuries. The Environmental art Adam Long creates takes the form, most often, of figure sculptures created from natural and recycled materials. Contemporary Environmental Art often has a political or social message. Adam’s sculptures more often celebrate a love of natural forms, examine man’s interactions with nature, how science helps us understand our environment and what it means to be a human who needs the natural world. He hopes that people are drawn in by the wonder of what and how he has created these sculptures into the greater depths the works offer.

Adam Long has been making natural art for many years now, but even the first experiments show virtually no change and no sign of decay. They should be kept inside away from direct sunlight just as you would a painting. (Artist's website)

Maple Showers (2013)
Reclaimed and preserved natural materials.
$800


Alight (2011)
Reclaimed materials, preserved grape vine tendrils, digital photography of butterflies printed with archival inks on hand-made paper, lead.
$750


Autumn's Release (2010)
White oak, Reclaimed materials, digital imagery printed with archival inks on hand-made paper, black walnut leaf stems
$350


Matutinal (2012)
Reclaimed materials, white oak and preserved grape vine tendrils.
$700


Placid Efflorescence (2009)
Reclaimed materials, white oak, preserved shelf fungus.
$500


Wounds (2009)
Reclaimed materials, white oak, preserved paper wasp nest.
$300


Homosycamorous (2006)
Sycamore on wooden frame with brass plaque.
$400


Quiet Reflection (2013)
Reclaimed and preserved natural materials.
$150