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ABOUT

About the Group

We are a network of professionals dedicated to the practices 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 damaged environments;

  • Inform the public about ecological dynamics and the environmental problems we face;

  • Re-envision ecological relationships, creatively proposing new possibilities for co-existence, sustainability, and healing.

 

Brief History

The ecoart network/listserve was begun in 1998 by Lynne Hull, Don Krug, Baile Oakes, Aviva Rahmani, and Susan Steinman, and has grown into an international group dedicated to the practice(s) 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, South America, the United States, and the Middle East.

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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 goals is to spur dialogue as a whole and between individual members.