Rosie Leventon’s environmental artworks show her background in archaeology – how traces of the past effect the landscape and can reverberate through into the present; and her interest in Green Issues – the impact that man has on the land. Some of her work embodies green principles and environmental awareness. She often uses local and recycled materials and labour. Several pieces provide water for animals and birds where there was none, and some encourage biodiversity and regeneration.
Rosie Leventon’s environmental artworks include:
A recent commission for the Woodland Trust is called now & then. It is sited at the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Woods at Normanton le Heath Leics UK LE 672. Referring to amazing archeology found on site it is an interactive earthwork with a ring of Oaks and a circle of natural indigenous bushes of particular value to birds.
Two pieces of land art, B52 and Ring, were commissioned by Stour Valley Arts King’s Wood, Challock, Kent, UK. For B52 the idea was to subvert the hard edges of this destructive and aggressive aircraft into an ecological negative space cut into the trees.
A long-lasting piece of public art for the Irwell Sculpture Trail. Rosie Leventon lived and worked on site on and off for a year whilst researching and drawing. The work is now used as a seating and performance area.