About the Artist
Oasis Associates, Inc.
Tell us about Oasis and why you decided to create your wonderful design…
We often view land use as a local environmental issue, but it is really a matter of global importance. Historically, a cultural landscape represented the combined works of nature and of man – a landscape designed and created intentionally by man; an organically evolved landscape; or even an associative landscape which may be valued for religions, artistic or cultural associations.
Our team of land use planners, landscape architects, and artists (www.oasisassoc.com) conceived of this design as a representation of the coarser grain of the Earth’s surface with the finer grains of the landscapes created by human culture.
As practitioners, we understand land use changes, acknowledge the trends in global agricultural supply and demand, look toward improving our ability to balance human needs with environmental stewardship; and promote secure landscapes across the globe and locally.
We have embellished these core concepts with a bit of whimsy – a living garland representing happiness, aspiration, beauty and the celebration of life.