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On Thu, 18 Feb 1999 Debi13 wrote:
> Great ideas about new adaptations to existing monuments or earthworks.
> Environmental installations have become very popular at my school. Each Fall
> and again in the Spring when the weather is great, we map off sites at the
> school and teams of students create sketchbook ideas and plan how to actually
> make the installation happen. The installation day creates a lot of excitment
> as unaware students come across these unexpected creations. Some have been
> mandalas made of natural materials, and weaving in a stand of pine trees, a
> creation in the sand pile or a weaving or mobile on and around the tennis
> court fences. The students are available at specified times to tour the
> sites. Of course we study the history of humans arranging their environment
> from the caves and rock carvings to Christo, Goldsworthy, Smithson and many
> others. The fleeting nature and the complexity of the planning is always
> impressive. Many times the forum and meaning are not easy for students or
> viewers to understand. The students become the best teachers after going
> through the process themselves.
> Debi B-H