Clemson Nature-Based Art

Touch the Earth is a series of videos that explore the inspirations and processes behind Clemson's Nature-based Sculpture Program. The videos are a valuable resource for understanding the art form and are available through Clemson University.

Contact: Ernie Denny, Nature-based Sculpture Program Facilitator, 864-656-2458, edenny@clemson.edu

To learn more about the project, click on the videos below.

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Touch the Earth - Inspiration | A Natural State
Touch the Earth - Inspiration | A Natural State

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Ernie Denny's vision of a nature-based sculpture program was inspired by a dream about children playing inside a giant bronze flower. The program's "gallery" would be nestled amid rolling hills of the...
Touch the Earth - History | A Natural State
Touch the Earth - History | A Natural State

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The nature-based art form blends natural materials, manmade construction and landscape into mysterious expressions of our relationship to the earth. The Serpent Mound in Ohio attributed to the Adena...
Touch the Earth - Ephemeral Art | A Natural State
Touch the Earth - Ephemeral Art | A Natural State

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Artworks in the nature-based sculpture program are categorized as "ephemeral" and "extended ephemeral." Ephemeral work has a relatively short life span. Works like Patrick Daugherty's Sittin' Pretty...