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A&E.A QUESTIONS ABOUT ART AND ECOLOGY

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Hawkholt
Tue, 13 Oct 1998 02:14:42 EDT


After reading the Art and Ecology section about Barbara Westfall's work, I,
like Sharolyn, was left with some serious concerns about ecological art. I,
too, was horrified at treating a tree in such a manner that it would die
slowly in the name of art. My questions about this work are:

1. Does making a pleasant place to rest outdoors represent art, or does one
have to claim to be an artist making the "pleasant place to rest" in order for
it to qualify as art?

2. Is a gathering of people you arrange (assuming you are an artist) a
performance piece?

Genie Holt


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