In 1983 the Milan gallery owner Grazia Terribile organised the project: "Agri-Art intervento Omochromico", Land Art, in Gravina, Italy. She invited 40 artists to work
in the countryside of southern Italy. Horst Gläskers contribution was this large picture made from white pebbles on dark earth: "Earthly Desires for Heaven."
"In the summer of 1983, soon after completing the "World Love Dome", he composed an earth-drawing on the level plain near Bari in southern Italy. Stunned by the immensity of the
sky – "like a perfect, blue dome overhead" – he resolved to make a picture for the heavens. With three tons of the fine white gravel used in plazas and on cemetery walkways, he drew a
vast circle on the dark earth. More than fifty meters in diameter, it is oriented to the points of the compass, with a bather facing to the east. A steer carouses among stars, fishes and acrobatic lovers,
while a single eye stares upward into the unending sky. It is, perhaps, what Eliot understood as "the creative eye" on the artist, which brings about the wedding of past and present,
myth and reality, heaven and earth."
David Galloway, catalogue text: Horst Gläsker: Reflections on the art of conjury, the eye of the poet, and the clown as revolutionary, published in 1984 on the occasion of the solo exhibition at the Michael Haas Gallery in Berlin