Environmental Art and Artists
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Environmental Art and Artists
Environmental art is art that helps improve our relationship with the natural world.
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JSTOR: The Elementary School Journal, Vol. 67, No. 5 (Feb., 1967), pp. 265-270

Does Teacher creativity make a difference in pupil learning?

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Creativity, the Brain, and Evolution

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Creativity: Adaptation or a byproduct of increased intelligence?
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Running The Numbers by Chris Jordan | Pic | Gear

Running The Numbers by Chris Jordan | Pic | Gear | Environmental Art and Artists | Scoop.it

Running the Numbers by Chris Jordan,  Breaking down the numbers of objects used by the American public, as well as the numbers of objects used in his artwork.  This is a brief clip about his art, with images of 2 of his pieces, including close ups which show the magnitude of his artwork and the consumption of the American public.

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sculptor Jaakko Pernu

sculptor Jaakko Pernu | Environmental Art and Artists | Scoop.it

Jaakko Pernu, is a sculpture from Finland.  He works mainly with natural materials and has drawn inspiration from his childhood, where he spent much time working with his father building boats.  That is where he learned to manipulate wood into bends and curves.


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Chris Jordan: Turning powerful stats into art | Video on TED.com

In this TED Talks video clip Artist Chris Jordan shows a view of what our Western culture looks like. His supersized images picture some almost unimaginable statistics such as the astonishing number of paper cups we use every single day.  Jordan gives the  numbers on the over use of consumables by the modern American. Creating large-format, long-zoom artwork from the most mindblowing data about our garbage.

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T. Allan Comp, Ph.D. - Earthworks - Arts - City of Kent, Washington

T. Allan Comp, Ph.D. - Earthworks - Arts - City of Kent, Washington | Environmental Art and Artists | Scoop.it

T. Allan Comp, Ph.D.- Earthworks creates earthworks in areas ravaged by mining and its devastating effects.  His work draws attention to the misuse of land.

 

 

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David Poppie

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David Poppie uses everyday objects to create 2D and 3D artwork.  He asks his viewers to question the original function of the object. His artwork fits together like puzzle pieces, placed together carefully.

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Trevor Leat - Wicker / Willow Sculptures

Trevor Leat - Wicker / Willow Sculptures | Environmental Art and Artists | Scoop.it

Trevor Leat is one of the foremost creators of willow sculptures.

he uses traditional techniques to combine beauty with functionality, Leat has been weaving willow for over 30 years.  He creates baskets, furniture, coffins and large scale sculptures.  Many of his sculptures also include pyrotechnics.

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Susan Benarcik

Susan Benarcik | Environmental Art and Artists | Scoop.it

Susan Benarcik is part printmaker and part sculptor.  She takes elemental forms of the natural and man made world and carefully stacks, strings, layers, knotts, and weaves them into dimensional sculpture for both public and private spaces.

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Maya Lin | Art21 | PBS

Maya Lin | Art21 | PBS | Environmental Art and Artists | Scoop.it

Maya Lin came into the public eye as an artist when, during her senior year of college, she submitted the winning design in a national competition for a Vietnam Veterans Memorial which was built in Washington, DC.  She is inspired by a culturally diverse lifestyle which she has chose to live.

 

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Green Art guide to eco-art sites

This is a guide to websites which show the work of artists concerned with ecology, environmental art and social issues in their themes or in the techniques they use in creating art.

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This guide will help with Inspiring issue related and ecological-art ideas.

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Top 5 Environmental Artists Shaking Up the Art World

Top 5 Environmental Artists Shaking Up the Art World | Environmental Art and Artists | Scoop.it

"As the primal creator, Nature could be considered the world's most powerful and influential artist, but standing at the junction of art and nature are environmental artists."  This site lists 5 environmental artists whom have impacted art making in the world.  Andy GoldWorthy, Nils-Udo, 

Agnes Denes, Chris Jordan, and Red Earth Environmental Group are included in the list.

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Environmental Art Museum

Environmental Art Museum | Environmental Art and Artists | Scoop.it

Greenmuseum.org helps people to connect with the community and artists that connect with the natural world.  This site includes a list of artists who practice creating art with the natural world in mind.

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Ronald Rael - College of Environmental Design, UC Berkeley

Ronald Rael-Assistant Prof of Architecture, UC Berkeley.  ALong with his wife, he created a "Grotto" using the glass pieces to solar panels, left by bankrupt energy company Solyndra.  Three years ago, the federal government made a $528 million loan guarantee to Solyndra to promote renewable energy and create “green jobs.”  Solyndra went bankrupt leaving pallets of the glass rods with a storage company.

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John Dahlsen - Environmental art, recycled art and abstract paintings

John Dahlsen - Environmental art, recycled art and abstract paintings | Environmental Art and Artists | Scoop.it

This site shows the recycled art and abstract paintings by contemporary artist John Dahlsen. He creates environmental sculptures, installation art, driftwood art, eco-art, digital prints, assemblage art wall works and public art.  Dahlson is also a writer and has won the Wynn prize, a national recognized art award in Australia.


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Jean Paul Ganem

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Jean Paul Ganem creates agricultural compositions using wedges of color.  The fields consist of human waste and gas plant emission pipes.  He recreates beautiful landscapes from our garbage.

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20 Beautiful and Unforgettable Works of Environmental Art | EcoSalon | Conscious Culture and Fashion

20 Beautiful and Unforgettable Works of Environmental Art | EcoSalon | Conscious Culture and Fashion | Environmental Art and Artists | Scoop.it

This amazing photo and video gallery explores landscape art, natural and urban juxtapositions, earthworks, and outdoor environmental themed installations created by 20 different artists.

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O L G A Z I E M S K A

O L G A    Z I E M S K A | Environmental Art and Artists | Scoop.it

Olga Ziemska is a sculptor and public artist that lives & works in downtown Cleveland, Ohio.  She holds the belief that "art is a tool for understanding life."  She creates large scale public sculptures which use elements of the surrounding nature.

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bottle caps

bottle caps | Environmental Art and Artists | Scoop.it

Mary Ellen Croteau works in both large and small scale installations.  She creates art from bottle caps which can not be recyelced.  Her pieces have inspired many bottle cap lessons in schools throughout the country.  The use of bottle caps was inspired by the fact that many bottle caps either can not be recycled or are not.

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CONTEMPORARY SCULPTURE

CONTEMPORARY SCULPTURE | Environmental Art and Artists | Scoop.it

In 2004 Robert Bradford began experimenting with a series of sculptures which utilise plastic toys as their main modelling material.  

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Bio – mel chin

Bio – mel chin | Environmental Art and Artists | Scoop.it

Mel Chin incorporates art into unlikely places, including destroyed homes and toxic landfills. He investigates how art can provoke greater social awareness and responsibility.  He has created such large scale environmental projects such as Revival Fields and The Fundred Dollar Bill project, aimed at leaching toxins and pollution from the soil.

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Danielle Siembieda's comment, July 5, 2013 10:20 PM
<3 Mel Chin. The Paver and Fundred Project are worth getting involved in.
Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, July 6, 2013 1:30 AM

Artist throughout  history have either expressed their own unique vision, used their talents for profit by creating  propaganda and advertising and functional creations or created work to reflect realities to the masses that need to be heard and seen.

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Artist Builds Huge Twisting Structures Using Only Recycled Plywood Shavings (Photos)

Artist Builds Huge Twisting Structures Using Only Recycled Plywood Shavings (Photos) | Environmental Art and Artists | Scoop.it

Brazilian artist Henrique Oliveira envisions enormous and flowing forms, his sculptures are made with aged, recycled wood that's been peeled into layers and molded into gigantic shapes.  His three-dimensional sculptures made entirely out of layers upon layers of pieces of peeled, old plywood, are collected from various construction sites around Sao Paulo.

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Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, July 6, 2013 1:22 AM

These ideas for using ordinary found objects like drift wood to make amazing art work are always uplifting to see.

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Women Environmental Artists Directory

Women Environmental Artists Directory | Environmental Art and Artists | Scoop.it

This links to a collection of prominent women environmental artist.  A great resource to show the importance of women ont he field.

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Danielle Siembieda's comment, July 5, 2013 10:20 PM
WEAD is a great legacy organization that promotes artists working on issues of social just and the environment.