I think that in some cases, ecological art makes a profound difference even
after it is gone. Take, for instance, the work of Christo. I have e-mailed
one of the people who has worked on some of his pieces and who has even
helped set up his web page. (His name is Jok Church [jok]) If you
are at all familiar with the works of Christo, then you should be able to
understand how visually spectacular they are. However, the long lasting
effects of his work are that they draw a lot of attention to the area that
he has constructed them in. Even after they are gone. The piece is usually
so awesome, that people can easily remember it and when they look to the
area, they begin thinking about the whole issue again. Not only do they
draw attention to the area, but they also clean the area when they are done.
Not just their own mess, but litter that has been there for decades. The
people are very aware of the area and its restoration through the work. In
this way, there is a very lasting effect of ecological work.
Anthony N. Kopp
It appears that we are marooned in the proverbial tributary lacking
sufficient means of motivation.