Diving Into The Philosophy Behind Eco-Art
Before understanding what makes an art ecological, let’s take a brief look at the term. While art is self-evident, the word Eco is Greek for home. Therefore, the term is creating art with the purpose to show the environmental issues with our home. These problems could be localized to one area or global.
When it comes to the chief principles of Eco-art, there are seven of them:
- To change the way we relate to nature and find a new method to coexisting with the environment.
- Re mediate, and, if possible, restore ecosystems by reclaiming natural environment that has been damaged through artistic means.
- Be connected with the forces and materials of the environment. It is creating art that works with nature’s power like wind, water, earthquakes, and lightning.
Collaborating With Nature To Produce Art
Eco-friendly art is not just about improving the link we have with the natural world. It is also about connecting and transforming a place through it. For example, some Eco-art is temporary, and it disappears as climate changes in that particular area. There is one more collaboration at the heart of Eco-art. From artists to scientists to educators, a lot of people have to work together to build it. This leads us to the 4 other principles of it:
- The art should educate the viewer on issues such as:
- Nature and its inherent processes
- It should utilize only natural material or recycled ones.
- It should inform the people about the ecological dynamics of the present environmental issues.
- To set forth new creative methods of healing the world, coexisting with nature, and making it sustainable.