Environmental & Natural ArtGrading Period 3 1Spiral JettyRobert Smithson -1967 -1970
Running FenceChristo & Jeanne-Claude, 1972-1976
http://youtu.be/nBVpgN4JAsEThe Lighting FieldWalter de Maria, 1977
Male Turkey Birds of AmericaJohn James Audubon, 1826
MadagascarWalton Ford, 2002
"The big, big thing Im always looking for in my work is a sort of attraction-repulsion thing, where the stuff is beautiful to begin with until you notice that some sort of horrible violence is about to happen or is in the middle of happening. Or that its some sort of interior monologue."
- Walton FordColorado Springs, ColoradoRobert Adams, 1968Robert Adamss refined black-and-white photographs document scenes of the American West of the past four decades, revealing the impact of human activity on the last vestiges of wilderness and open space. Although often devoid of human subjects, or sparsely populated, Adamss photographs capture the physical traces of human life: a garbage-strewn roadside, a clear-cut forest, a half-built house.
EarthShipMichael ReynoldsEarthships are the ultimate form of sustainable or "green" construction - creating no environmental pollution, having a ZERO carbon footprint, and capable of thriving completely off the "grid." The concept of the Earthship quenches the thirst of both our literally and figuratively HOT climate for environmentally friendly, sustainable and resource-conscious building practices.
Neukom VivariumMark Dion, 2006Neukom Vivarium is a hybrid work of sculpture, architecture, environmental education and horticulture that connects art and science. Sited at the corner of Elliott Avenue and Broad Street, it features a sixty-foot-long "nurse log" in an eighty-foot-long custom-designed greenhouse. Set on a slab under the glass roof of the greenhouse, the log has been removed from the forest ecosystem and now inhabits an art system. Its ongoing decay and renewal represent nature as a complex system of cycles and processes. Visitors observe life forms within the log using magnifying glasses supplied in a cabinet designed by the artist. Illustrations of potential log inhabitants-bacteria, fungi, lichen, plants, and insects-decorate blue and white tiles that function as a field guide, assisting visitors' identification of
Wall at Storm KingAndy Goldsworthy, 1997-98