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Both Ron Hirschi's books and Joseph Beuy's 7000 Oaks project deal
with ecological restoration. Hirschi, through his books, helps people work
together to learn about and heal thier enviroment, he also uses hands-on
science approch to engage elementary students in learning about the
enviroment. Beuy, through his urban revitalization project, did a staged
action to address significant community issues about urban ecology.
Locally here near Tucson, the Mount Lemon region has gone through dramatic
changes because of highway work. Trees and soil from entire hills have
been displaced. Can art adequately present a solution to the displacment
of trees and soil and still be considered art? Or is it just an act to
attract attention to an issue?
Ashley P., Kim E., Susan S., & Cathleen L.
The University of Arizona