Eco-Art

Ecological art, also referred to as eco-art (or ecoart), is an art practice that embraces an ethic of social justice in both its content and form/materials. Artists considered to be working within this field generally subscribe to one or more of the following principles:

  • Attention on the web of interrelationships in our environment – to the physical, biological, cultural, political, and historical aspects of ecological systems
  • Creating works that employ natural materials or engage with environmental forces such as wind, water, or sunlight.
  • Reclaiming, restoring, and remediating damaged environments.
  • Informing the public about ecological dynamics and the environmental problems we face.
  • Re-envisioning ecological relationships by creatively proposing new possibilities for co-existence, sustainability, and healing.
  • Ecoart is created to inspire caring and respect, stimulate dialogue, and encourage the long-term flourishing of the social and natural environments in which we live. It commonly manifests as socially engaged, activist, community-based restorative or interventionist art.