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Environmental Art

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."

Solving Beijing's Smog Problem With A Giant Vacuum Cleaner

Posted 10.27.2013 | Arts

Beijing has a smog problem. And one artist is out to solve it. The extreme dangers caused by the blanket of pollution that veils the city recently ...

LOOK: Photos Of America's Mining Landscape Are Strangely Beautiful

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 09.11.2013 | Arts

At first glance, David Maisel's gorgeous photographs seem to celebrate the natural beauty of an otherworldly landscape. With bold blues and expressive...

Awesome Grass Sculptures Of Bodies

The Huffington Post | Hallie Sekoff | Posted 09.18.2012 | Arts

French artist Mathilde Roussel has created a series of living grass installations that take the shape of human beings. These ephemeral sculptures, mad...

Kyrgyz Artist Confronts Trash in Bishkek

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 07.31.2012 | Arts

A Kyrgyz street artist named Aida Sulova is bringing awareness to the rampant garbage problem in Bishkek by using trash bins as a canvas to express he...

French Artist Michel Blazy Plays With Foam in a Monastery

Heidi Kim Thompson | Posted 08.13.2012 | Arts
Heidi Kim Thompson

Greeted with a sensation of grandeur amidst tall, stoic, vaulted archways and gothic pillars made of pale stone, Michel Blazy's work generates intrigue in the material presented.

Happy Birthday, Christo And Jeanne-Claude!

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 06.13.2012 | Arts

Husband-and-wife artist duo Christo and Jeanne-Claude were both born 77 years ago today. The lovers traveled the world wrapping cliffs in fabric and g...

Mutant Frogs, Cleared And Stained

Posted 04.21.2012 | Arts

Brandon Ballengée is a visual artist and a biologist. It shouldn't be surprising, then, that his photographs and installations involve pressing envir...

Double Negative: Minimal Nature

Margie Ruddick | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home
Margie Ruddick

We skittered out onto the unfathomably vast valley floor and into the mosaic of plants, grading from green to ochre to gray, surrounded by chains of rough, largely unvegetated mountains. Although we still had a couple miles to go before reaching environmental artist Michael Heizer's Double Negative, it felt as if we had arrived We were suddenly plunged into the landscape, rather than driving on a paved road, looking at it.

PHOTOS: Mother Nature Ate The Office In 'Natural Systems Domination'

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 11.19.2011 | Denver

When strolling through Skyline Park in Denver towards the end of July, you may have walked through what appeared to be a long-abandoned outdoor office...

Dennis Oppenheim, 1938-2011: The Man Who Made The World Nervous

G. Roger Denson | Posted 02.10.2013 | Arts
G. Roger Denson

2011-01-26-i.jpgBy extending himself through the objects and signage of our desires, and thereby through us, Dennis made us retrace the poetry and artistry that reside in us.

ENVIRONMENTAL ART: TIME (Temporary Installations Made for the Environment) In New Mexico

TIME | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

Every now and then, a project comes around that belts you in the brain, creating one of those "aha!" moments we all love but can't anticipate. TIME st...

EXHIBITION SPOTLIGHT: Alexis Rockman's Apocalyptic Environmental Fables At The Smithsonian

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

WHO: Alexis Rockman WHAT: Alexis Rockman: A Fable for Tomorrow WHEN: November 19, 2010 - May 8, 2011 WHERE: Smithsonian American Art Museum 8th an...

WATCH: ENVIRONMENTAL ART: Underwater Sculpture To Help Save Mexican Coral Reef

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

British artist and avid diver Jason DeCaires Taylor is unwilling to accept the prediction that 80% of coral reefs will be lost by 2050. His latest pro...

Artist Tim Burke Recycles Detroit History, And Rescues Himself (PHOTOS)

Diane Tucker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Diane Tucker

Detroiter Tim Burke calls himself an artist, a scavenger, and a non-practicing alcoholic. Devoted to the reuse of refuse, the 40-something sculptor us...