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  • Behind-the-Scenes: Teaser From My Forthcoming Book

    How did I choose the artists and the artworks that readers will encounter on the pages of my book?

    In response to this frequent query, I explain....

    This ‘curatorial’ process is laborious, perhaps even more demanding than writing the text. This is because I am familiar with, and have high regard for, hundreds of eco artists. Each was subjected to a rigorous vetting process that reduced the potential candidates down to thirty-five actual entries.  I’d like to share this process with you.  

     

    1st vet: Because the theme of this book is ‘eco materialism’, only those eco artists who feature original material choices are considered.

    2nd vet: Of these materially-oriented artists, only those whose work addresses the chapter headings, such as ‘tool’ or ‘beauty’ are considered.

    3rd vet: Of those who suit the chapter themes, only those whose work involves the particular material that is featured in that chapter are considered, such as water for ‘creativity’.

    4th vet: Of those who explore a chapter theme and utilize that chapter’s featured material, only those whose work is sufficiently different from other artists in this section are considered.

    5th vet: From these finalists, only those artworks that generate a discussion that will engage and instruct the reader are included.

     

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To Life! by Linda Weintraub
To Life! Eco Art in Pursuit of a Sustainable Planet documents the burgeoning eco art movement from A to Z, presenting a panorama of artistic responses to environmental concerns, from Ant Farms anti-consumer antics in the 1970s to Marina Zurkows 2007 animation that anticipates the havoc wreaked upon the planet by global warming. This text is the first international survey of twentieth and twenty-first-century artists who are transforming the global challenges facing humanity and the Earths diverse living systems. Their pioneering explorations are situated at todays cultural, scientific, economic, spiritual, and ethical frontiers. The text guides students of art, design, environmental studies, and interdisciplinary studies to integrate environmental awareness, responsibility, and activism into their professional and personal lives.

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