The environmental art movement has taken firm hold on the world of art, establishing itself as a significant part of the conversation of artistic endeavor. From Robert Smithson's famed Spiral Jetty, to the magnificent work of Robert Morris and Caroline Laengerer, it has been established that works of Land and Earth Art are valid expressions worthy of study by the Academy.
The documentary Launch Pad for Consciousness explores an incredible work by the amazing Israeli artist Ezra Orion. The monumental work Field of Rocks is the centerpiece for the Mitzpe Ramon Desert Sculpture Park and is a massive work. The standing megaliths seem to call out both natural and man-made forms, as if these were ruins of some great castle now beaten beyond recognition into standing forms. The time-lapse cinematography, along with the voice-over of excerpts of Orion's book Intergalactic Sculpture, makes a heavy impression, though never oppressive. It is an impact within the human intellect, and the power of the film is in the ways in which we are able to synthesize these thoughts.
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