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ID:UA ART&ECOLOGY THEME & ARTWORKS

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Sharolyn Benfell (benfell)
Thu, 12 Nov 1998 08:11:17 -0700 (MST)


Leticia Green and Sharolyn Benfell are working on an art & ecology lesson
plan togethor. The theme of our lesson plan is restoration of natural
habitat. We were able to find in ArtsEdNet and in a book titled "Fragile
Ecologies" works by four artists which related to our theme. If anyone
knows of an artist who can be found in ArtsEdNet other than those we
found, we would greatly appreciate hearing from you.

Artists/Artworks:
1. Lynne Hull/GOOSE NESTING PLATFORM 1992. A sculpture for wild geese.
Green River Greenbelt, Green River, Wyoming. Tall slender, gracefully
arching, branch-like form arching upwards until near the top where it
arches over into the horizontal. Another branch-like form streams out
behind and a small stick like heap provides a place for the gooose nest.
2. Lynne Hull/RAPTOR ROOST L-2 with ferruginous hawk 1988. 14' recyled
telephone pole, covered with a painted design. Includes two large
branches, one horizontal at the top and the other sloping downward from
the top to lower on the pole.
3. Mary Sheridan & Pickerington Elementary School Students in
collaboration with Nina Borjia-Aberle and Kim Haithcoat/PICKERINGTON PONDS
MURAL 1993. 7' x 14' majolica tiles, colored slip, Columbus, Ohio. The
mural is installed on a wall built just for it, complete with a roof. It
stands beside Pickerington Pond, a pond in a former wetlands area which
has been restored to its original character as habitat for birds, water
animals, plants. The mural depicts plants and animals.
4. Alan Sonfist/TIME LANDSCAPE: GREENWICH VILLAGE, NEW YORK 1978. 8,000
square feet, indigenous plant life, soil, rock samples. A small green
spot restored to the character it had before the city was built. It looks
like an urban park, along side of a busy city street and flanked by
multi-story buildings.
5. Heather McGill & John Roloff/ISLA DE UMUNNUM: THE MOUND 1986-89
patterned after a half excavated Native American refuse mound, coal,
oyster shells, and lava and a small fresh water pond located on the Isla
de Umunnum in the Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve in
California. The pond is the only source of fresh water for animals on the
island. The hill side of the mound is planted with grasses and California
poppies.