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A&E.O-environmental design

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Jui-Ying Huang (huang.220)
Tue, 14 Oct 1997 21:47:13 -0400 (EDT)

Hi, there,

After viewing James Mason's Topiary Park in Art&Ecology web site, I
would like share what I thought with you guys.
I like that artists display their great work on our living space. We
can enjoy them without coming to a certain museum. It is so real to make art
a part of everyday life. In Mason's Topiary Park, the idea is wonderful to
provide a recreation place for everyone. But it seems not a good location,
at the result, only homeless visit there. The original purpose is in vain.
On the other hand, I think once a work of art is recognized as being public
art, it should be taken care of by everyone. I don't mean to have everyone
clean the park or prune the topiary. It should be covered by some fund
(money from part of taxes or other contribution) to take good care of it.
Let it always keep the shape of what it should be. At the end, I am
thinking is it natural or necessary to prune plants just for human's
aesthetic needs.
I will appreciate it if you can give me some comments or suggestions
about my ideas. Thank you. It will help me a lot for the further designing
the issure presentation.

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