ECOLOGICAL ART REVIEW 2014 Update
"Earth Art, also known as "Ephemeral Art", is an exciting genre of art that has grown out of the contemporary world's growing environmental consciousness. Art is created using natural elements - earth, stone, trees, plants, even ice, to create an art form that dialogues with nature"/John K. Grande, Ephemeral Art Curator,2014
"Cultural identity is as necessary to humanity as the sun is to nature, for it guides us to identify who we are, where we have come from and where we are going. The impulse to create reflects an implicit desire to improve the world around us. Art can no longer be purely object based. The limits imposed on us by nature are guiding us to establish a new global ethic that involves the mutual respect between living things. Art draws upon that flow of energies that is part of the process of life, the procreative core of our need to transform, enrich express" from "The Spiritual in Art linking Nature to it All" by John K. Grande/1997
Writer and art critic John Grande's reviews and feature articles have been published extensively in Artforum, Vice Versa,
Projects include curating an ECO-ART 2011 Exhibition at
The author of Balance: Art and Nature (Black Rose Books, 2004), Intertwining: Landscape, Technology, Issues, Artists (Black Rose Books, 1998), Jouer avec le feu: Armand Vaillancourt: Sculpteur engage (Montreal: Lanctot, 2001), and Art Nature Dialogues (SUNY Press, New York, 2004), John Grande has co-authored Nils-Udo: Art with Nature (Wienand Verlag/Ludwig Forum, Koln, Germany 2000), Le Mouvment Intuitif; Patrick Dougherty and Adrian Maryniak (Atelier 340, Bruxelles); Nature the End of Art: Alan Sonfist Landscapes (2004)
Mr. Grande is a Contributing Editor to Sculpture (USA) and Art Papers (Atlanta) and English section Editor for Vie des Arts Magazine.
His poetry has been published in Revue des animaux and Vice versa Magazine. John Grande has published numerous catalogue essays on selected artists and has taught art history at Bishops University.
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