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Amanda C Way (away)
Sun, 11 Oct 1998 14:14:03 -0700 (MST)


questions about art and ecology

While looking through "Ecological Art Perspectives and Issues" I noticed
several artists whose work seemed to be in a constant state of change.
The trees in Host Analog by Buster Simpson will not reach maturity for
another 500 years. La Grande Jatte Topiary Park by James Mason will
continue to grow long after he has stopped work on the project. Tree
Mountain- A Living Time Capsul by Agnes Denes will also grow for hundreds
of years.

I want to know if these works and others like it will continue
to be considered art long after the artist's have stopped working on them.
At what point will these ecological pieces simply become a part of the
landscape? If the topiary park is maintained in later years by a
groundskeeper, will it still be considered a work by James Mason?

Amanda Way