Eleanor Heartney juried this eco art exhibition “ecoconsciousness”, which includes 80 artists and a very nice catalogue. I am so happy to have my Becoming Biodiversity artwork included. The exhibition and catalogue are produced by ecoartspace, which has served as a platform for artists addressing environmental issues since 1999. They are a solid membership org with regular eco art events and exhibitions.
What does it mean to have an ecoconsciousness? The works here offer multiple answers to that question. ecoconsciousness measures our interconnectivity with the natural world. It celebrates our links to the animals with whom we share the planet, to the trees, fruits, vegetables, herbs and insects that make life possible, to the land and waters that bear witness to our best and worst impulses and to the ecological systems that sustain us all. It encompasses our awareness both of the beauty of nature and the devastating horrors created by our efforts to exploit it. It manifests itself in artworks that bring the perilous consequences of our actions to our attention through striking images, immersive installations, evocative performances and rituals and practical proposals. It engages with fields as diverse as science, technology, poetry, politics, history, anthropology, art history and futurism. And it poses questions about our place in the cosmos with wit, sorrow, anger and hope.Eleanor Heartney, Juror