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My four questions.

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Ashley W Pritchard (awp)
Mon, 10 Nov 1997 19:44:15 -0700 (MST)

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Hi I am supposed to post the answers to the four questions from the Art
and Ecology Web site. So here they are.
1) How Does the process of contemporary ecological art making differ from
the process of traditional studio art?
I do not think that the processes of contemporary ecological art
are that much different from traditional studio art. The rules of
composition do not change nor does the process of brainstorming or
developing an idea through inspiration. Considering that contemporary
ecological art is site specific, the enviroment around where the
instalation is placed is considered to be part of the art. The artist also
has a wide range of tools and materials to choose from.
2) How do Artists Identify and act to resolve local and global ecological
issues thruogh thier artwork?
I do not thik that artists identify and acton local and global
ecological issues inorder to resolve the issues or to pressent a possible
solution to the problems but to create an awarness of the issues so that
people as a community will come together and create the solutions.
3)What ecological issues are important in your community?
The lack of water
Endangered animals ie owls ect...
air polution
water polution
soil polution
conservation of natural habitats
recycling limited natural resources ie cans, paper,plastic, ect...
redirecting water from major water bodies ie CAP (YUK!!!!) (Central
Arizona Project)
4) How can we involve kids in the art of thier community that has a tie to
the enviroment?
Although I believe that the complex social, economic, political
isssues of the problems we have created to the enviroment and ourselves
should not be taught to elementary kids because I do not believe that the
can really understand why these things are happening. I, however, do
believe that it is approriate to teach the children a common respect and
interdependence for the enviroment and not necessarily through art.
We can involve kids in the art of the community that has a tie to
the enviroment by working colaberitvely with childrens musems and other
galleries and artists to organize some type of interactive program for the
children to take part in to learn how important the enviroment is and how
everything is interdependent thruogh nature.

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