Tuesday, November 20, 2012

ART 124 - Material Metaphors: Creating Meaning in Form (The Earth as Metaphor)

"The Hidden Life Within" - Giuseppe Penone
(Photo from My Modern Met)
Winter Quarter
MWF 3:30-6:00PM
Room H101 - Baskin Visual Arts
Instructed by E. Stephens

This course will explore the roles that metaphor and story-telling play in the process of creating environmental art.  Students will study examples of art works by ecologically engaged artists as well as scientists and activists, informing students' practice around their own the environmentally focused works.  

Works can be created collaboratively or they can be produced individually.  The work produced in this course will engage metaphors and/or issues of ecology/environmentalism and/or the Earth in some way.  

The course aims to give students an understanding of the who, what, where, how and why of environmental art.

Visiting artists and presenters will help to lend multiple perspectives to the concept of environmental art:
  • Zeph Fish: Member of the Beehive Design Collective Work
  • Helen & Newton Harrison: DANM Environmental Artists
  • Jeffrey Bury: UCSC Environmental Studies Professor
  • Nita Little: Dancer and Scholar
  • Duskin Drum: Visual Artist and Activist
  • John Zibel: Performance Artist and Actor
Interested in learning more? Email the instructor or check out the enrollment page.  

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