Agnes Denes is a difficult artist to categorize. Born in Budapest, (Hungary) in 1931, raised in Sweden and educated in the United States, since the 1960’s she worked in a vast range of media, investigating science, philosophy, linguistics, psychology, poetry, history, and music. From a conceptual art background, she’s distinctively engaged with socio-political ideas and was a pioneer of environmental art. Among her most famous – and monumental – earthworks is Tree Mountain–A Living Time Capsule, a reclamation project and the first man-made virgin forest situated in Ylöjärvi, in Western Finland (1996).
Here’s some of her earliest “philosophical” works. (1970-1973)