Visiting the ArtsEd Net Art & Ecology web site, I found myself moved
by the work of artist Lynne Hull. Hull's art is not within the four walls
of a gallery or studio but is environmentally sited. Being geographically
located her work replaces a small portion of the habitat that humankind
destroys daily. As a student at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas I
have seen quite often the destruction of healthy aged trees to make room
for parking lots and new buildings.
I question why it is easier to not care about the environment than to plan
around it? Does anyone have ideas on how I might promote awareness from a
teacher standpoint and/or from a student's standpoint so that city
developers feel that there are other solutions than cutting trees. For
background information Lubbock, Texas is a high desert and each tree has
been planted here since there were no indigenous trees.
Karen Keifer-Boyd, Ph.D.
Texas Tech University
Dept. of Art, Box 42081
Lubbock, TX 79409-2081
(806)742-1971 (fax) KarenKB (email)