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Ecological Awareness & Mindfullness
A Collaboration with Nature by
Goldsworthy is an extraordinarily innovative British artist who employs a range of natural materials--leaves, bark, twigs, petals, berries, rock, clay, stones, feathers, snow, ice--to create outdoor sculpture that works instinctively in nature. His range of scale is impressive, from grasses and leaves to ice spires and slate stacks. Goldsworthy records his works in the 120 full-color photographs that are the subject of this book. The delicate tensions and balance of his collaborations encourage a sharpened perception of the natural world.
The Andy Goldsworthy Project by
This volume traces the development of Goldsworthy's project at the National Gallery from conception to completion and situates the artist's sculpture and practice within an age-long tradition of structures. It features the only fully illustrated catalogue documenting Goldsworthy's permanent installations-more than 120 works dating from 1984 to 2008 and spanning three continents.
Creations on the beaches and in rivers explore the passage of time, while a white chalk path investigates the passing from day into night. "Passage" focuses exclusively on such sculpture made by artist Goldsworthy since the turn of the millennium. These evocative images are illuminated by diary entries that chart his experiences working in Scotland and abroad.
Global Tree Project
"The Global Tree Project began when I encountered a large uprooted oak in a forest. It lay as if sleeping on a gently sloping grass-covered hill. When I returned a few days later, the tree had disappeared. In place of its roots remained a scar, a mound of raw earth. I envisioned a new tree growing on this mound."
"As historian of religion Mircea Eliade wrote, if the plant and we come from the same uterus, we are twins. We didn’t die from the separation, as do some conjoined twins, but, somehow we need to be together. In my Global Tree Project, I try to heal our wound from this separation, and reopen our connection with nature to be whole, and to have a new vision through it."
~Shinji Tuner-Yamamoto, The Global Tree Project
Fragile Ecologies: Contemporary Artists' Interpretations and Solutions by
Fragile Ecologies was a travelling exhibition that focused on activist, environmentally oriented art, and the role of artists as agents of change. It brought together material documenting the work of a dozen ecology-minded artists, or artist groups, working in diverse environments and situations.
Cradle to Cradle by
A manifesto for a radically different philosophy and practice of manufacture and environmentalism. "Reduce, reuse, recycle" urge environmentalists; in other words, do more with less in order to minimize damage....Why not challenge the notion that human industry must inevitably damage the natural world? In fact, why not take nature itself as our model? A tree produces thousands of blossoms in order to create another tree, yet we do not consider its abundance wasteful but safe, beautiful, and highly effective; hence, "waste equals food" is the first principle the book sets forth.
Art Parks; A Tour of America's Sculpture Parks and Gardens by
Whether located in the heart of a metropolis such as Chicago or on sprawling fields in the countryside, sculpture parks and gardens have become increasingly popular destinations for art and nature lovers alike. These art parks offer visitors a unique opportunity to interact with large-scale works designed for quiet contemplation in natural landscapes.