Art Miami TV had the privilege to interview land sculptor Andrew Rogers at Art Asia 2010. His gallery space was exhibiting photography of Roger’s contemporary land art projects, bronze flower sculptors and his famous Rhythms of Life Sculptor which is recreated on land. Rogers took the time to discuss his lifeworks and most recent project in Antarctica, despite flying in the night before.
Andrew Rogers is one of Australia’s most distinguished and internationally recognized contemporary artists. He exhibits internationally and his critically acclaimed sculptures are in numerous private and prominent public collections in Australia, South East Asia, the Middle East, Europe, and the United States of America. He has received many international commissions and has created Rhythms of Life, the largest contemporary land art undertaking in the world, forming a chain of 47 massive stone sculptures, or “Geo-glyphs,” around the globe. The project has involved over 6,700 people in 13 countries across seven continents.
During the interview, Rogers expressed his inspiration is derived from local sources, the geography, history or cultural influences in each location. He explained how employing locals to build the massive structures and providing food and medical aid in many countries was at the heart of his projects. And in working with thousands of people from all the world Rogers softly spoke how people from all over the world are the same.
The Rhythms of Life sculptor represents the cycles of life we all eventually experience uniting the oneness of human life. To see full biography and information about his work click here
Full length article and Art Miami TV video interview coming soon.
Andrew Roger’s Kenya project united local men, women and children to help build the structure. Roger’s team built a kitchn and provided medical services to the local Kenyan villages.