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ID:UA/Art & Ecology Progect

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Jacqueline S Fochtman (jsf)
Thu, 5 Nov 1998 20:58:18 -0700 (MST)

Topic: Water Conservation and Art


Topic: Jody Pinto's Papago Park Gateway
Age: 5th grade

1. Do you consider this a piece of art? Why or why not?
2. Describe the art work.
3. What is the artist trying to achieve with her artwork?
4. Is this an artwork meant to be seen from any angle, or must it be
viewed in a certain way to be successful?
5. Are the plants a part of the artwork?
6. Does the work need an explanation, or can it speak for itself?
7. If this piece of art did not use water, would it still serve as a
piece of art? Would it be as successful?

Puzzle: 5th grade

We all use many gallons of water a day, whether we are taking a
shower, flushing the toilet, washing the car, or doing the dishes. This
is a very relevant issue in the South West and especially in
Arizona because we do not get very much rain. Because of this, water
conservation is very important to every one of us. Now let us bring in
the issue of art, wouldn't it be wonderful if we could us art to conserve
water? Well, a lot of artists do just that. This can be seen by looking
at artists such as Jody Pinto and Lynne Hull, as well as many others. Now
that we know that this can be done, and that it is a very important issues
in the South West, let me ask you this:

Would the works of art or water Projects be as successful if they were in
another state? Would the community value them as much? Because water is
such a necessity for all human existence shouldn't it be valued equally
around the world?