Boyle Family is best known for the earth studies: three dimensional casts of the surface of the earth which record and document random sites with great accuracy. These works combine real material from the site (stones, dust, twigs etc) with paint and resins, preserving the form of the ground to make unique one-off pieces that suggest and offer new interpretations of the environment, combining a powerful conceptual framework with a strong and haunting physical and visual presence.
The idea behind their work is very amazing. They let their audience chose random places on the earth to then replicate the square meter exactly how they found them before. Therefore they really engaged with the environment afterwards recreated it man-made. So those square meters exist twice one natural, one man-made.
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