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The Effigy Tumuli earthwork consists of five geometrically abstracted animal forms, created on old mining land along the Illinois River. Now a state park, the sculpture is in flux, parts eroding, parts overgrown, others nearly bare. Double Negative - Mormon/Virgin River Mesa, near Overton, NV; collection of The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles Adze Dispersal 2 - Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY; collection of the Museum Ludwig, Köln. Effigy Tumuli: The Reemergence of Ancient Mound Building [Heizer, Michael, McGill, Douglas C.] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Effigy Tumuli: The Reemergence of Ancient Mound BuildingAuthor: Michael Heizer, Douglas C. McGill. Effigy Tumuli consists of 5 artworks in one, and is located at Buffalo Rock State Park, Ottawa, Illinois. The land that the park is now established on was used originally for coal mining purposes in the s (Fuld, ).
Double Negative was among the first "earthworks" -- artworks that use as their canvas or medium the earth keeping with the mission of modern art, Double Negative blurs the distinction between sculpture ("art") and normal objects such as rocks ("not art"), and encourage viewers to consider how the earth relates to art. Michael Heizer: Effigy tumuli: the reemergence of ancient mound building: essay by Douglas C McGill (Book) 8 editions published between and in English and held by WorldCat member libraries worldwide. make offer - antique pre columbian vessel pottery footed effigy pot sculpture old folk art CAROL SUES (20th century) SILVER NATIVE AMERICAN POTTERY POT MINI VASE AZ $ A tomb effigy, usually a recumbent effigy or in French gisant (French, "lying") is a sculpted figure on a tomb monument depicting in effigy the deceased. These compositions were developed in Western Europe in the Middle Ages, and continued in use through the Renaissance and early modern period; they are still sometimes typically represent the deceased in a state .
About this Item: New York, Effigy Tumuli is Heizer`s first and only representational work. Commissioned in as part of an effort to reclaim acres of strip-mined land on the Illinios river, effigy Tumuli consists of five earth sculptures, each as large as 1, feet long and 25 feet high, in the shapes of animals indigenous to the region. For Heizer, an internationally acclaimed pioneer in making sculpture from the land, or what is known as earth art, ``Effigy Tumuli'' represents a modern version of traditional earth art : David Fogarty. An effigy is a representation of a specific person in the form of sculpture or some other three-dimensional medium. The use of the term is normally restricted to certain contexts in a somewhat arbitrary way: recumbent effigies on tombs are so called, but standing statues of individuals, or busts, are usually not. A permanent earth sculpture, stainless steel poles arranged in a grid array measuring one mile by one kilometer, average pole height 20 feet 7 inches, pole tips form an even plane. Quemado.