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A&E-O Lynne Hull's Habitat Sculptures

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Lisa Allen (allen.279)
Thu, 16 Oct 1997 12:58:45 +0000

Lynne Hull creates aesthetic habitat sculptures in nature to give back
to nature and endangered species in areas where mankkind has destroyed
or altered an ecoregion. There are many issues that revolve around the
habitats. Initially, Lynne's issues surrounding giving back to nature
and trying to repair some of what we have destroyed and also issues
surrounding what she is doing and why she is doing it.

Creating the habitats makes you question: (1) if the choice of materials
will affect the environment or wildlife after they decompose; (2) if we
are not upsetting the natural order or balance of nature by their
existence (in areas where nature has not provided the means, but man has
not had influence); (3) if we are not making a lasting imprint on nature
in remote areas (if identifiable manmade forms are carved in rock); (4)
if it matters if they are aesthetically pleasing -- or does it mean it
is more about the artist if they are; (5) if there are enough sculptures
to really benefit the wildlife; (6) if they do help wildlife to have
safe nesting areas which encourage increased population but the manmade
problems of dead electric lines, live lines, or oil pits are not cleaned
up there will be a worse problem later; and (7) if the success of these
sculptures draws attention to an area which could cause more problems.

I would appreciate any comments or thoughts you have about these
issues. Lisa