Toolbox for Communities
Articles, links and organizations of particular interest to community groups. These resources have been selected to reveal new advances, issues and challenges to creating community-based environmental art.
Toolbox for Educators
Articles, links and organizations of particular interest to educators. These resources have been selected to reveal new advances, issues and particular challenges of teaching environmental art.
Toolbox for Parks and Resource Managers
Articles, links and organizations of particular interest to parks and resource managers. These resources have been selected to reveal new advances, issues and challenges to the use of environmental art as an aid for land stewardship.
Toolbox of Working Methods
Artists and others explore some of the issues and ideas behind their work and their experiences with environmental art.
A Brief Introduction by: Clive Adams
A brief introduction to environmental art by Clive Adams, Director of the Centre for Contemporary Art and the Natural World
...And the Future is Now (I) by: artists and supporters of this movement
Leading artists, curators and scholars share their thoughts on the future of the environmental art movement. A special report for Earth Day 2003. Part (I)Introduction, Debbie Mathew, Jim Cummings, Lillian Cooper, and Shan Wells
...And the Future is Now (II) by: artists and supporters of this movement
Part II of the 2003 Earth Day Special. Includes comments by John K. Grande, Michael Vitti, Marion Weber/Danny and Sandra Hobson, and Peter Fend.
...And the Future is Now (III) by: artists and supporters of this movement
Part III of the Earth Day Special. Includes comments by Tim Collins, Henry Corning, Aviva Rahmani, & Laura Audrey.
A Profusion of Terms by: Sam Bower
An introduction by Sam Bower of greenmuseum.org to some of the many and often confusing terms used to describe the environmental art movement.
Grab Some Stones: Andy Goldsworthy's Rivers and Tides by: Sam Bower
A review of the film: Andy Goldsworthy working with time "Rivers and Tides" (90 Minutes)
Dear President Obama by: Sam Bower, David Haley, Chris Fremantle, Aviva Rahmani and many others
Letters to the new President of the United States calling for public policy that embraces eco-art.
Mapping the Terrain of Contemporary EcoART Practice and Collaboration by: Beth Carruthers
A Canadian think tank commissioned study exploring trends, issues and advances in EcoArt collaborations among artists, environmental groups, communities and scientists.
Notes from the Backgarden by: Lilian Cooper
Article about urban wilderness.
Art in a Dangerous Time by: Daniel Dancer
Daniel Dancer looks at the power of art to envision a better future.
What it Means to Plant a Forest by: Agnes Denes
Artist Agnes Denes reflects on the art of reforestation.
Art and the Commons by: Chris Desser
Chris Desser takes a look at the notion of The Commons as it applies to art and sustainability.
Unframed Landscapes: Nature in Contemporary Art by: Maja and Reuben Fowkes
This essay is an introduction to an exhibit curated by Maja and Reuben Fowkes, considering the conventional understanding of landscape as a genre in contemporary art.
Art and Ecology: Unified or Fragmentary? by: Maja and Reuben Fowkes
Comments on the Ecology and Artistic Practice Symposium, organized by the RSA and Arts Council England to encourage and support artists in addressing ecological concerns.
The Principles of Sustainability in Contemporary Art by: Maja and Reuben Fowkes
An excellent introduction to central European contemporary artists exploring sustainability issues in their work.
The Art Critic by: Suzi Gablik
A well known art critic looks at the context of the environmental art movement.
A New Front by: Suzi Gablik
Thanks to Resurgence Magazine, artist and critic Suzi Gablik looks at the role of artists "addressing social separateness".
The Thing on Southeast Farallon by: John Hart
Poet John Hart looks at an unusual art project on a bird refuge off the California Coast.
A Very Ordinary Shrine by: Jeffrey Higley
A memorial shrine nestled in the woods honors life by building an unexpected community of pilgrims around it who return to tend the site.
Halikonlahti Green Art by: Jeff Huebner
The author travels to Finland and describes eco-artworks associated with the ambitious Halikonlahti Green Art Project.
Artful Trash Management, RiverCubes, & Cultural Contagion by: Bob Johnson
RiverCubes artist Bob Johnson looks at the art of trash removal.
The Meaning of Wild Soundscapes by: Bernie Krause, PhD
An essay from naturalist Bernie Krause on his journey to find and record natural soundscapes.
Words on THE LAND by: J. A. Lee
Artist J. A. Lee, looks at language and the LAND, an environmental art retreat in New Mexico.
JO HANSON: Pioneering Environmental Artist Dies in San Francisco by: Susan Leibovitz Steinman
Obitiuary for pioneering San Francisco artist Jo Hanson.
EVERYONE IS AN ARTIST by: Oliver Lowenstein
An exploration of the art of Joseph Beuys as a counter-point to consumerism, courtesy of Resurgence magazine.
Land, sea and sky: Red Earth's Seven Sisters ritual performance by: Oliver Lowenstein
Oliver Lowenstein of the Fourth Door Review, looks at a series of sculptures and performances by Red Earth on England's south coast near Brighton.
Words to Live By by: Meadowsweet Dairy
An exploration of language and the environmental art movement.
A Bioregional Perspective: the place vocation by: Alejandro Meitín
Artist Alejandro Meitín, of the Argeninian group Ala Plástica, looks at the role of bioregional action in building healthier communities and ecosystems.
Report: Environmental Art Festival on the Persian Gulf by: Ahmad Nadalian
Ahmad Nadalian, artist and Director of the Paradise International Art Center in Iran describes their recent Environmental Art Festival held on remote islands in the Persian Gulf.
How Nature Makes Music by: Jim Nollman
A pioneer of interspecies music writes about nature's own orchestra.
...And the Future is Now (IV) by: Jim Nollman
Part IV of the 2003 Earth Day Special. Perceiving Nature, by Jim Nollman.
Art and International Environmental Policy - evolving links and opportunities by: Dave Pritchard
This article arises from experience of limitations in the methods of the science and policy world for communicating, understanding and valuing nature - and a conviction that better synergy with the world of art offers broader and deeper possibilities.
Birthing A Virtual Residency by: Aviva Rahmani
Artist Aviva Rahmani provides an overview of how attending an ecological conference inspired a change in her work.
A Review of "Imaging the River" by: Cynthia Robinson
Cynthia Robinson reviews the "Imaging the River" exhibition at the Hudson River Museum.
A Review of Fourth Door Review, No. 7 by: David Rothenberg
Musician and Author David Rothenberg reviews the famed Journal of ecological futures.
Using Both Legs by: Martin Spray
Ecologist and author, Martin Spray stands on "both legs" as he contemplates the unification of science and art.
Can Art Save the Polar Bear? by: Martin Spray
Martin Spray takes a thoughtful look at the real impacts of so called "environmental art".
Ridiculous Things by: Martin Spray
Essayist Martin Spray explores the ridiculous through poetry, art, culture and the natural world.
Cuddly Whales and the Art of Letting Go by: Martin Spray
Martin Spray explore the art of the emphemeral and introduces the "cuddly whale unit" (cwu), a measurement for evaluating the total ecological impact of an artwork.
Going to see Robert Smithson's SPIRAL JETTY by: Roy Staab
Artist Roy Staab tells of his adventures during a visit to Robert Smithson's Spiral Jetty.
Juan the Hurricane Monster by: Gilbert van Ryckevorsel
A devastating hurricane becomes a source for creative self expression and renewal in the North Atlantic coastal city of Halifax, Canada.
Inner Peace and World Peace by: Ruth Wallen
Artist Ruth Wallen's 2003 Earth Day address exploring the ties between meditation and ecological consciousness.
Imaging the River: A Report from the Hudson by: Tricia Watts
A report from Tricia Watts of ecoartspace after her visit to "Imaging the River" an exhibition of art that relates to the Hudson River in NY.
A CASE STUDY: The Search for an Eco Friendly Publishing Strategy by: Linda Weintraub
Author, educator and green publisher Linda Weintraub describes her journey into the world of self-publishing with her innovative series of books called "Avant-Guardians: Textlets in Art and Ecology".
Art & politics at the Earth-Summit and beyond by: Shai Zakai
Israeli artist, Shai Zakai reports on her exerience at the Johannesburg Summit on Sustainable Development.
Thinking Ecoart Through the 3rd World Water Forum in Japan by: Shai Zakai
Artist Shai Zakai writes about her experience at the 3rd World Water Forum in Japan.
Artists, political figures and environmentalists discuss their work and environmental art.
Interview with Stephen White by: greenmuseum.org
An interview with Stephen White, Director of the deLeon-White Gallery and founder of an online journal, an eco-art promotional business and a green architecture organization.
Interview with Oliver Lowenstein of the Fourth Door Review by: greenmuseum.org
Interview with Oliver Lowenstein Editor of the Fourth Door Review, a Journal of Positive Futures.
Interview with Carol Haggerty, MEFF by: greenmuseum.org
Carol Haggerty of the Marin Environmental Film Festival discusses the impact of film as a tool for environmental outreach.
Earth Day Interview with Gordon Hempton by: greenmuseum.org
An email interview with silence advocate and nature field recording specialist, Gordon Hempton.
Green Art : Green Cities by: greenmuseum.org
A Special Feature for World Environment Day 2005, greenmuseum.org.
Interview with Clive Adams, A Curator's Perspective by: greenmuseum.org
Clive Adams, Project Director of the new Centre for Contemporary Art and the Natural World discusses his most recent projects.
Of Tipping Points and Sinking Ships: A Conversation between James Marriott and Suzi Gablik by: Suzi Gablik
Author and art critic Suzi Gablik discusses global climate change, Ernest Henry Shackleton and other issues with James Marriott of the UK-based arts group PLATFORM.
Interview with Lynne Hull by: greenmuseum.org
This was an interview conducted by email in late November, 2001
Interview with Julia Butterfly Hill by: greenmuseum.org
greenmuseum.org interviews environmentalist Julia Butterfly Hill on her work, art and the environment.
Interview with Michael Schwab, Graphic Artist by: greenmuseum.org
An interview with graphic artist, Michael Schwab, who designed greenmuseum.org's logo.
MOISTURE: an interview with Claude Willey by: greenmuseum.org
Claude Willey, curator and artist, discusses a recent project in the Mojave Deset called MOISTURE.
Interview with the Arts and Healing Network by: greenmuseum.org
Marion Weber and Danny of the Arts and Healing Network discuss their annual award and their work.
Interview with the organizers of gardenLAb by: greenmuseum.org
An interview with Francois Perrin and Fritz Haeg, organizers of gardenLAb, a 6 week ecological art event in Los Angeles.
Aviva Rahmani's Virtual Concerts by: greenmuseum.org
An interview with Artist Aviva Rahmani where she discusses her Virtual Concerts, a series of recorded conversations with artists, ecologists and ecological art experts.
Interview with Chris Drury by: greenmuseum.org
Interview with Chris Drury, our Curator's Choice artist from the UK.
Interview with Fern Shaffer and Othello Anderson by: greenmuseum.org
Interview with Fern Shaffer and Othello Anderson
greenmuseum.org's Editor shares his thoughts about something new every month or so.