The line between art and life
should be kept as fluid,

and perhaps indistinct, as possible.
 
- Alan Kaprow

We live in a world of pollution  with heavy metals saturating the soil ...                 
If that (pollution) could be carved away,  and life could return to that soil,

then a diverse and ecologically balanced life,  then that is a wonderful sculpture.

-  Mel Chin

Precisely because environmental problems

are rooted in  cultural practices and ideologies, 

it is artists, immersed in world and cultural practices, who are ideally situated

to locate and develop  effective responses.
 

  --  Beth Carruthers

A thing is right
when it tends to preserve
the integrity, stability and beauty of the biotic community.
It is wrong when it tends otherwise.

- Aldo Leopold

When one tugs at a single thing in nature,
he finds it attached to the rest of the world.
  
- John Muir

Who is better equipped than artists
      — thinking outside the box,
employing their creativity and resourcefulness
      and a love of beauty —
to envision a more sustainable world?

It is my vision that environmental restoration

could become the essential art of our time.

      

-  Patricia Watts

My own short definition of  public art:
accessible art of any species that cares about,
challenges, involves, and consults

the audience for whom it is made,
respecting community and environment.

-  Lucy Lippard

It is not enough to repair the landscape;  one must also

‘repair the hole in the psyche which is left when all traces  of biological and ecological roots  are obliterated.’

- Alan Sonfist

This most modern art discipline    -Social Sculpture/Social Architecture-

will only reach fruition when every living person becomes a creator, a sculptor, or architect

of the social organism.

             ... only then would democracy be fully realized. 
                                                                                                      

-  Joseph Beuys

Ecological Art, or EcoART, is not simply art about,
or in, the environment, but is work that addresses
       the well‐being of ecosystems,
       the impacts humans have within ecosystems,
       the kind of relationships we have with the places where we  dwell,
       and the other species with whom we share these places. 8


-  Beth  Carruthers

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