Christy Rupp, “Watershed Glassware”, 2000
The work of New York based artist, Christy Rupp sparkles with wit and environmental information. Concerned with water issues, bacterial pathogens, urban ecology and genetically engineered foods, Rupp creates glassware, functional sculpture and public spaces populated with artificial wildlife.
Warming skies over the earth
Category Archives: Interpreting Ecoart
As I reflect on the underlying why of all of this:
Plenty has been said about the big changes going on globally: climate change, mass species extinction, peak oil, peak topsoil, peak water, etc. and the apparent incapacity of our current decision-making bodies to deal with any of this. Our civilization is clearly ripe for a large shift in paradigm.
One of the things that people often seem to forget when it comes to sustainability, is that unsustainable means that it can’t continue. Human populations that can’t figure out how to live within the carrying capacity of their environment will inevitably decline until they can.
by Chris Fremantle
I think it would be really good to use the public facing web site to push the scope of the discussion about ecoart.
My proposal is that we ask the question “What is ecoart?” or “How has ecoart been interpreted?”
Respondents are encouraged to answer this question by taking any approach they see fit, conventional or otherwise. Our single stipulation is that responses be around 300 words (artwork is also gladly accepted!).
We encourage a wide range of responses from diverse disciplinary perspectives.
To submit, please post your response to http://www.ecoartnetwork.org/wordpress/blog/2011/12/interpreting-ecoart/ by March 1, 2012.