Artist sells British Land in Time for July 4th Celebrations
It’s been said that the best investment on earth is earth. So an artist from the UK is putting earth into his paintings in response to the enthusiasm for investing in art.
Suffolk, England - June 28th 2012 – Nathan Gambling from www.ancestryart.co.uk has launched a conceptual art project offering exclusive ownership of British and Irish land. Nathan travels the length and breadth of England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales collecting soil from all 118 historic counties to use in his limited collection of 118 artworks.
“I’ve put earth in my art” says Nathan “because land is considered the best thing to invest in. It’s a response to how people are interested in buying art for investment, even at the low end of the price scale.” Nathan says his idea is a fun and different way to purchase some land.
Each artwork uses a tiny amount of earth collected from a different county. The county regions have long, exciting histories and many of them are associated to important historical figures. Such as Shakespeare being associated with the county of Warwickshire and Norfolk being connected to the Queen Boudica. Nathan also points out that many place names in the U.S. have originated from these counties.
Nathan agrees it’s an eccentric project but suggests the more art becomes unconventional the more interesting people find it. He says it’s an exciting time to travel collecting his soil as the Olympic torch is also journeying around Britain and Ireland.
About the Artist.
Nathan is from the east of England and has traveled much of Europe, America and Australia. He is passionate about the relationships people have with land and water and wants to explore these relationships with his art.
For more information about Nathan visit his site www.ancestryart.co.uk or contact him at Nathan@ancestryart.co.uk
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