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Environmental Art

Environmental Art is a Sight to Behold

Carolyn Bass | Posted 12.22.2015 | Arts
Carolyn Bass

Thousands of saplings are needed to build one of Patrick Dougherty's internationally acclaimed stickwork sculptures. Hundreds of hours go into collecting the wild materials, visualizing its form and developing its structure.

Designers Imagine An Eco-Friendly World Where Waste Is Fashionable

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 12.16.2015 | Arts

Hey, readers! Your friendly Huffington Post Arts & Culture fashion forecast here. While other style sites may be preaching the trending glory of ...

Dream-Like Artworks Bring Humans And Nature Together In Rural Japan

The Huffington Post | Tricia Tongco | Posted 11.25.2015 | Arts

A window frame stands on the side of a hill, framing the lush valley below as its thin white curtains dance in the wind. A tiny house covered in circ...

In This Abandoned Spanish Village, An Off-The-Grid Ecovillage Thrives

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 10.20.2015 | Arts

As you sit before your laptop, cell phone or other screen of choice, ponder this: Somewhere, in an abandoned Spanish village populated by eco-conscio...

Afrofuturist Photos Transform Senegal's Trash Into Haute Couture

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 10.06.2015 | Arts

There are certain depictions of African life we in the West are all too accustomed to seeing: Images of poverty, violence and corruption conjure a on...

Stunning Art Exhibition Captures The World Of Plastic Trash Filling Our Oceans

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 09.14.2015 | Arts

One brightly colored sand shovel. One plastic ring from a packaged drink. One foam flip-flop. One discarded water bottle.  Each object seems so ...

Chemical-Soaked Photographs Explore The Wild Realities Of Polluted Places

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 08.31.2015 | Arts

According to his online biography, artist Brandon Seidler grew up in a part of New Jersey "where the ocean and the mountains met," a place ...

What Happens When An Artist Makes Dessert Out Of Smog?

The Huffington Post | Colton Valentine | Posted 06.04.2015 | Arts

Are “Smog Meringues” -- egg whites whipped in sugar and noxious fumes -- a new level of dessert decadence or an insightful critique of air polluti...

Why One Designer Built An Online Refuge For 30 Endangered Animals

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 04.07.2015 | Arts

"Thirty species. Thirty pieces. One fragmented survival." So begins Bryan James' interactive exhibition "Species in Pieces," a CSS-based survey of evo...

Artist Brings Extinct Animals Back To Life In Mesmerizing Drawings

Giuseppe Fantasia | Posted 01.22.2015 | Arts
Giuseppe Fantasia

Arianna Papini uses whimsical drawings to tell the stories of twenty extinct animals, from their origins to their disappearances.

These Eco-Friendly Artists Are Dreaming Of A Plastic Free Christmas

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 12.25.2014 | Arts

White Christmases are so 2013. This year we're taking a hint from our favorite artistic-activist collective Luzinterruptus and dreaming of a plasti...

Poetic Photographs Of Plastic Bags Shed Light On Our Consumer Society

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 12.01.2014 | Arts

"There are some 500 billion plastic bags every year in the world," photographer Alain Delorme exclaimed to The Huffington Post. "Made in a few seconds...

Crossing Brooklyn: Art From Bushwick, Bed-Stuy, and Beyond

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 12.31.2014 | Arts
Marcia G. Yerman

The Brooklyn Museum prides itself on being in touch with the borough's wide-ranging neighborhoods. Beyond offering its permanent collection, the museum has shown a commitment to being an active part of the community.

Artist Melts 100 Tons Of Arctic Ice To Remind You That Climate Change Is Real

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 10.30.2014 | Arts

When 100 tons of Arctic sheet ice is sitting in the middle of your town square, it's difficult to avoid talking about climate change. Just ask the fol...

Environmental Artist Maya Lin Wins $300,000 Gish Prize

AP | Posted 12.08.2014 | Arts

NEW YORK (AP) — Artist and environmentalist Maya Lin is the recipient of the prestigious Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize. The $300,000 prize is one ...

This Is How You Visualize The Heartbeat Of A City

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 09.18.2014 | Arts

Have you ever explored a city so viscerally alive you felt you could almost feel its heartbeat? If so, you'll find a warm, fuzzy place in your heart f...

How Abstract Art Can Change The Way You See Waste And Consumption In America

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 07.22.2014 | Arts

If you're a human being who goes on the internet or wanders outdoors from time to time, you know this is a precarious time for planet Earth. While oft...

You Can Plant A Virtual Tree That Grows To The Rhythm Of Your Heartbeat

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 06.30.2014 | Arts

In the real world, watching a tree grow would take years. But thanks to Belgian artist Naziha Mestaoui, you can watch virtual trees grow and blossom b...

Can Street Artists Save The Sharks?

The Huffington Post | James Cave | Posted 06.25.2014 | Green

While diving in Japan in the late 2000s, Tre’ Packard noticed something. “In areas that are supposed to be rich in shark populations,” he said, ...

Labyrinth Of Plastic Waste Shows Just How Serious Our Consumption Problem Is

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 06.16.2014 | Arts

It's often difficult to visualize how our daily consumption habits play out on a grander scale, how every water bottle we discard contributes to a gro...

Electric Landscapes Reveal The World's Most Pressing Environmental Issues

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 06.16.2014 | Arts

Many photographers aim to capture events, or beautiful moments in time, with the help of a camera. Barry Underwood, however, opts to construct the mom...

Artist Makes Papier Mache Versions Of Every Panda Alive

The Huffington Post | Mallika Rao | Posted 06.23.2014 | Arts

French sculptor Paulo Grangeon has made it elegantly -- and depressingly -- easy to see how endangered pandas really are. Grangeon's long-running t...

A Conversation with Irene Hardwicke Olivieri

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 06.24.2014 | Arts
Marcia G. Yerman

She uses iconography that employs specifically feminine symbols, such as braids--which for Olivieri connote "the passage of time."

ODC's Electrifying boulders and bones

Carla Escoda | Posted 05.22.2014 | Arts
Carla Escoda

Much of his work is ephemeral, expressly designed to be obliterated by wind, rain, snow or heat. Other structures, like his recent Culvert Cairn, a private commission in Marin County, will likely be around as long as Stonehenge.

Creating Connections With Nature Via Art

Carmen Zella | Posted 04.25.2014 | Arts
Carmen Zella

Some take the beauty and transpose it into an entirely new medium such as a canvas; however, some artists actually manipulate nature and turn it into art. This is most commonly called "Land Art."