When German artist Nils-Udo began to create works of art in nature in 1972, the problem of climate change was still far away. "At that time, we didn't have these problems. I grew up in Bavaria and nature had always been part of my art —first as a painter and then with works I made amid parks or natural environments," says the artist. More than 30 years have passed since then, and needless to say, Udo's relationship with nature has changed. "I believe it is possible to find a connection with works in nature and what is happening in the world. I have traveled among 40 countries, and I realize that the world is in much more danger than in the past."
Nils-Udo is one of the pioneers of the European the Art in Nature movement. Born in early 70s as a celebration of the beauty of nature, the initiative now attracts artists from all walks of life, eager to embrace its effectiveness at also addressing ecological issues. Among some of the organizations leading the charge Arte Sella, Arte in Bosco and Cape Farewell.