About the Community
We are a diverse network of professionals dedicated to the practice of ecological art. Our work is created to inspire caring and respect, stimulate dialogue, and encourage the long-term flourishing of the social and natural environments in which we live. We work across disciplines and within communities to:
Focus attention on the web of interrelationships in our environment – to the physical, biological, cultural, political, and historical aspects of ecological systems.
Create artworks that employ natural materials, or engage with environmental forces such as wind, water, or sunlight.
Reclaim, restore, and remediate natural environments.
Inform the public about ecological dynamics and the environmental problems we face.
Re-envision ecological relationships, creatively proposing new possibilities fo co-existence, sustainability, and healing.
A Brief History
The ecoart network/dialogue was begun in 1999 by Lynne Hull, Don Krug, Baile Oakes, Aviva Rahmani, and Susan Leibovitz Steinman. It has since grown into an international community dedicated to practices of ecological art that facilitate public awareness of nurturing a healthy balance with the living systems of Earth and its inhabitants. Currently we have more than 200 members from Africa, Asia, Australia, Canada, Europe, India, the Middle East, South America, the UK, and the United States.
Our Network provides a forum for discussion concerning the practice, ideas and information exchange pertinent to the mainstreaming of ecological art, and to share opportunities for exhibitions, conferences and publications. One of the Network’s goals is to spur dialogue as a whole and between individual members.