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After surveying the entire Getty art and ecology web page, I am confused.
It seems to me that there is a fine line in between being environmentally
concerned and acting on that concern and art. For example, Barbara
Westfall's, "Gathering Places," is simply restoring a little bit of nature
and bringing the community together to discuss their environment.
True, Westfall also brought the community together to talk about
nature but don't environmentalists do that on a daily basis? That
could be a definition of ecological art but many people plant trees and
garden, but is that art? If anyone out there can simplify this for me it
would be greatly appreciated. I do not want to get into the age old
argument of what art is, but how would one seperate between these two
statements above? If anyone also has some information on Barbara Westfall
and her work, please respond.