The environmental and land art genres have flourished over the past decades with growing mainstream interest in ecological issues and appreciation of Nature. In turn, artists synonymous with the field, employing a variety of practices, have become virtual household names. While the fame of Andy Goldsworthy, Richard Long and Robert Smithson appears to have defined such art as quintessentially male, the Norfolk-based environmental artist Liz McGowan is one of a long line of pioneering female artists who have also been pivotal to the genre.

The US artist Agnes Denes, for ex­ample, was among ...


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