Inspiration: Giant Circles in Siberia

In a quest to create the world’s largest artwork, Jim Denevan travelled to lake Baikal in Siberia in early 2010 to create circular patterned art spanning a distance of nine miles. The spiral of circles, along a fibonacci curve, grow from an origin of 18″ to several miles in diameter. With a team of helpers and equipment ranging from tractors to brooms, they created this breathtaking but temporary art.

Crew member Peter Hinson summed up the experience, reminding us that sometimes the most important part of creating art is the process: “The completed piece itself didn’t mean that much to me. It was beautiful, interesting and so on. But the value to me was in everything that lead up to that moment. Seeing the finished artwork was a long and slightly melancholy exhale.”

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