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A&E.A QUESTIONS ABOUT ART AND ECOLOGY

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Sharolyn Benfell (benfell)
Thu, 8 Oct 1998 08:54:25 -0700 (MST)


After spending some time in "Ecological Art Perspectives and Issues" I
came up with two questions.
1. Is it art to kill something? More specifically, is it art to pull
bark off trees for the purpose of killing them? Is it art to burn open
prairie?
2. Is it art to put plants back into places they once were
naturally? Again, more specifically, is it art to reseed an area which
has grown something different, with the plants that were once there
naturally?
I am having hard time seeing either of these activities as art. Can
anyone help me?