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Re: A&E.O .artsednet-digest V2 #437

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kristie moore (moore.542)
Mon, 03 Nov 1997 13:00:11 -0400

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Dear Susan Stinson,
I recently did a presentation on social restoration with a focus on
trees. I do not have a recipe for paper but I have some relevant
information that may help your project.
First: There is a web site that deals with tree advocacy called " World
community of old trees" the site is;
http://www.nyu.edu/projects/julian/ this site deals with childrens as
well as adult art about trees. At this site you will see an artist named
Jana Donoho-Strong and her piece called "Roots". This sculpture is of
the roots of an old tree and is made completely out of recycled paper. (
I think this is an excellent project that directly ties artmaking to an
environmental issue, recycling)
This site also has poetry, stories and a variety of art done by
children.
Second: Project Learning Tree is an excellent classroom resource for
projects dealing with the environment. PLT would probably have the
recipe for paper, as well as links to other sites that have information
on tree planting and many other tree-related things.
PLT's site is at http://www.nceet.snre.umich.edu/plt.html
Third: The artist Buster Simpson does work involved with trees. His
sculpture "Host Analog" deals with timber clear-cutting practices in the
Portland area. Simpsons work involves a method of sculpting that is
promoting new tree growth. You can find out more about him at
www.artsednet.getty.edu/education/teacherartexchange/resources/ecology/issues/simpson.html
I hope this information is beneficial to your project even though I
failed miserably in the recipe department!!!
Good Luck! And feel free to write back if you would like any of the
other related info. I've got.
p.s. I'm now working on a way to teach domestic violence to elementary
students and am looking for some artists who would deal with self
esteem, pride, self reliance or anything involved in building a strong
person.
Calculator,
Kris-T Moore
Ohio State University

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