Featured Critical Analysis

Reclamation Art  by Hilary Anne Frost-Kumpf

Art, Science, and Ecological Inquiry: The Case of 19th Century Landscape Painting by Kirk Savage, University of Pittsburgh

Reclamation Art-Systemic Intervention

3 Rivers 2nd Nature:
a five-year project that addresses the meaning, form and function of the three rivers and 53 streams of Allegheny County in Western Pennsylvania.

Peninsula Europe: An ecological art project by Helen Mayer Harrison and Newton Harrison
Commissioned by the EXPO 2000 and the Schweisfurth Foundation

TERRA NOVA: Herman Prigann, A project for the aesthetic and eological recycling of derlict landscapes

Seen-Unseen: Wetlands Project

Revival Field : Mel Chin, Reprinted from Agricultural Research, USDA-ARS, November 1995

California Wash - Helen and Newton Harrison, A "landscape sculpture" memorial to pre-development ecology.

Future Garden: The Endangered Meadows of Europe - The Harrison's again, this time on the roof of the National gallery of Germany. Future Garden part I, The endangered Meadows of Europe.

Center for Land Use Interpretation - Artists consider how the world's lands are apportioned, utilized and perceived

GhostNets: Aviva Rahmani's work on art, nature and restoration along the shores of Maine.

The Sockeye Arts :- Gregg Schlanger directs this Art, Education and Science organization.

The Elevated Wetlands- Noel Harding, with the plastics industry along the Don River in Toronto.

ArtsEdNet, Ecological Art Galleries: a set of resources for teachers and an online exhibition of contemporary ecological art
Courtesy the Getty Foundation.

Infinity City: The Infinity City project website.

Various Related Resources

 Women Environmental Artists Directory: free listings for women arts professionals concerned with environmental issues, methods, and/or materials in any media, including work in bioregionalism, environmental education, eco-feminism, eco-spirituality, and
healing. The Directory is inclusive of a broad range of work: from conceptual to functional, land reclamation to recycling, studio work and public venues. Its purpose is to provide access to information and networking among artists, curators, writers, arts administrators, educators in art and ecology, cross-disciplinary people, and others.

The Heidelberg Project: The Heidelberg Project is an outdoor art environment in the heart of Detroit.  Update: Requiem for Heidelberg.

Natural Reality Artistic Positions between Nature and Culture: Exhibition at the Ludwig Forum for Internationale Kunst, Aachen Germany. Curated by Heike Strelow.

Popotla vs. Titanic (via RTMark):  See how the village of Popotla, Mexico responded to the construction of an enormous wall during the filming of the movie Titanic.  (Photos | Statement from villager.)

ArtsEdNet, Art and Ecology: The Getty Foundations site of curriculum ideas and eco-art resource mateials.

The Landscapes of Urban Regeneration : Tim Hall, considers the post-industrial landscape in Britain.

Artists and the Environment- Greta De Groat, considers art, activisim and environment

Art in the Public Interest:- The art of social change

Project Row Houses- Rick Lowe and a Houston community redefines urban development

Arcosanti:- an Experimental City by Paolo Soleri, is designed according to the concept of arcology (architecture + ecology)

Soros Center for Contemporary Arts-Prague- See the public art archive for discussion on the public realm.

Public Art Web Links

Bureau of Reclamation - Fine Art Collection

 Is it art, or is it science? (should we care?)

Viet Ngo's Lemna Corporation:- Duck Weed as water treatment.

Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary- One of the best documented municipal treatment wetlands.

The Duke Electronic Forest: The Forest has been managed for research and teaching purposes since the early 1930s. Some interesting  projects in the forest.

Scientific References for Artists

Society for Ecological Restoration (SER)- Applied science in the context of damaged systems.

US Long Term Ecological Research Network: The Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) Network is a collaborative effort involving more than 1100 scientists and students investigating ecological processes operating at long time scales and over broad spatial scales.