Sustainability

Art projects related to environmental sustainability

Wheatfield: A Confrontation, by Agnes Denes

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Artist: Agnes Denes Title: Wheatfield: A Confrontation Year created: 1982 Location: New York City, USA Materials: A wheat field, and the cycle of plantation and harvest. What is the piece’s impact? The project transformed an brownfield site into a wheat field for one agricultural…

7000 oaks and counting, by Tiffany Holmes

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Artist: Tiffany Holmes Title: 7000 oaks and counting Year created: 2006-2009 Location: Chicago, USA Materials: building control system, custom software, digital display What is the piece’s impact? The piece made visible the previously invisible use of energy in an office environment, and thus the carbon footprint…

Urban Apple Orchard, by Susan Leibovitz Steinman

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Artist: Susan Leibovitz Steinman Title: Food for Thought: Urban Apple Orchard Year created: 1994-1995 Location: San Francisco, USA Materials: Salvaged tires, recycled concrete gravel, eleven different “antique” apple trees, salvaged tree limbs. What is the piece’s impact? It reclaimed a desolate urban space…

Running the Numbers, by Chris Jordan

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Artist: Chris Jordan Title: Running the Numbers Year created: 2006 – ongoing Location: Seattle, USA Materials: large scale prints, prints assembled from thousands of smaller images. What is the piece’s impact? The artist has rendered the statistics associated with consumption more “real,” by…

HighWaterLine, by Eve Mosher

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Artist: Eve Mosher Title:  HighWaterLine Year created: 2007 Location: New York City, USA Materials: Chalk, conversation What is the piece’s impact? The piece left 70 miles of a blue chalk line at the point of 10-feet above sea level in…

Not a Cornfield, by Lauren Bon

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Artist: Lauren Bon Title:  Not a Cornfield Year created: 2005-2006 Location: Los Angeles, USA Materials: A corn field, website, and the cycle of plantation and harvest. What is the piece’s impact? The project transformed a 32-acre industrial brownfield site into a cornfield for one…