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Betty Beaumont, "Cable Piece", iron ring formed of 4,000 feet of cable measuring 100 feet in diameter, Macomb, Illinois, 1977

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Betty Beaumont, "Teddy Bear Island", 1973.   Teddy Bear Island
1973
Betty Beaumont, "Cable Piece", 1977.   Cable Piece
1977
Betty Beaumont, "Ocean Landmark",  1980   Ocean Landmark
1980

Betty Beaumont

One of the early pioneers of environmental art, Betty Beaumont has helped define this movement as "a model of interdisciplinary problem solving".

She has applied her social, conceptual and environmental concerns to a wide range of projects including the use of coal wastes to create an artificial marine habitat, interactive multimedia and conceptual photo-based art.

"In much of my work, I present issues and ideas that challenge us to question norms; to re-examine our own beliefs, actions or inactions, tolerance of mis-information, and potential to effect change.

My ecological concerns are interdisciplinary. I have produced a body of environmentally and socially concerned, research-based projects. My definition of environment is all-encompassing personal, political, social, spiritual, physical, cultural and economic."

"The first industrial revolution is now officially over. And another one is beginning to take form. It is in this space, this gap or cusp between these revolutions that my work has taken place over the past 33 years. It is in this new transformative space that I will continue to work. It is a political space that has the potential of aligning and integrating how we support life economically, ecologically and spiritually.

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