Habitats of Composition
This is an article about land art that constructs habitats of refuge or survival shelters.The art of constructing forest sanctuaries, as a form of social media, is a resourcing of found materials transformed into personal and social places of significance.
Amidst COVID-19 restrictions, nature became everyone’s place to be and public parks were an essential common place for combining and finding a place apart to come together. What emerged in the forests of Phoenix Park, Dublin, was the construction of landmarks for protection and solace.
As bushcraft and public art forms, these dens act as declarations of personal security and social constructions, occupying both a boundary and an invitation.