Wave Break, Kelly Moyle Haltom, 2024, land art, 26 x 36 in. / 66.04 x 91.44 cm.

The Ephemeral Nature of Kelly Moyle Haltom's Land Art

Featured image: Wave Break, Kelly Moyle Haltom, 2024, land art, 26 x 36 in. / 66.04 x 91.44 cm.

Kelly Moyle Haltom’s land art stands as a celebration of the ephemeral beauty of nature, intricately composed to highlight the delicate balance and harmony of the natural world.

Kelly Moyle Haltom is an artist specializing in land art, creating transient, nature-inspired pieces that showcase the fleeting beauty of nature and the earth's palette.

Using the earth as her canvas, Haltom’s creations are as fleeting as they are beautiful, existing only for a moment in time before returning to the landscape from which they came.

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Flower Within a Flower, Kelly Moyle Haltom, 2021, land art, 20 x 20 in. / 50.8 x 50.8 cm.
Flower Within a Flower
, Kelly Moyle Haltom, 2021, land art, 20 x 20 in. / 50.8 x 50.8 cm.

"Flower Within a Flower" is a symphony of natural elements, seamlessly integrated to form a mandala of leaves and vines. Haltom's selection of maple leaf, fern, madrone, and wandering vine, set against the dark earth, creates a stark contrast that emphasizes the organic shapes and vibrant colors of fall brush.

Fall Wave Wisp, Kelly Moyle Haltom, 2023, land art, 36 x 38 in. / 91.44 x 96.52 cm.
Fall Wave Wisp
, Kelly Moyle Haltom, 2023, land art, 36 x 38 in. / 91.44 x 96.52 cm.

In "Fall Wave Wisp," Haltom orchestrates a dynamic array of textures and colors to form a tapestry that mirrors the undulating rhythm of nature. This piece, with its vivid autumn leaves and the gentle curve of cedar, is a testament to nature’s palette and the artist’s ability to harness it in creating visual poetry.

Nature's Fusion, Kelly Moyle Haltom, 2022, land art, 42 x 38 in. / 106.68 x 96.52 cm.
Nature's Fusion
, Kelly Moyle Haltom, 2022, land art, 42 x 38 in. / 106.68 x 96.52 cm.

"Nature's Fusion" brings together diverse elements of the fall environment, showcasing a multi-dimensional tableau centered around a hemlock pinecone. The piece is a masterful blend of form and color, with leaves of varying sizes and hues radiating from the core, framed by madrone and pine branches.

Through her works "Flower Within a Flower," "Fall Wave Wisp," and "Nature's Fusion," Haltom reminds us of the impermanence and constant evolution of the natural world. Her land art not only reflects the beauty of the environment but also serves as a poignant reminder of our role in its stewardship. Haltom’s artistry captures the essence of nature’s transient art, offering viewers a chance to pause and reflect on the beauty that exists in the fleeting moments all around us.

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Open to the Rain of Fall, Kelly Moyle Haltom, 2023, land art, 39 x 37 in. / 99.06 x 93.98 cm.
Open to the Rain of Fall, Kelly Moyle Haltom, 2023, land art, 39 x 37 in. / 99.06 x 93.98 cm.

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2 comments

Kelly you and your art, your nature walks are so inspiring. You have moved so far away yet still so close. Hugs.

Debbie Stout

WOW!! Congratulations 🎉
U R definitely gifted with the Nature Art Creations 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

Adele /Tom Butlet

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