Environmental Art

As one of the most exciting art movements of our time, environmental art celebrates our connection to the natural world through beauty, science, metaphor and ecological restoration. It encompasses a surprising landscape of approaches from ephemeral “art in nature” sculpture designed to last only a few hours before returning to the earth, to community-based “eco-art” installations which clean up polluted watersheds and promote public understanding of local and global environmental issues.

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VICISSITUDES by Jason de Caires Taylor
British sculptor and diver Jason de Caires Taylor brought creativity to his passion for the sea to create the world’s first underwater sculpture park of the coast of Granada, in the West Indies. Just one of several installations, “Vicissitudes” is a circle formed by the cement casts of 26 Grenadan children holding hands, that also functions as an artificial reef that provides habitat for marine life. “We’re just a moment in this chain, and nature is so powerful and incredible.” The artist adds, “you just have to be awed by it.” With nearly 60 percent of the world’s coral reefs under threat by climate change and human activity, the artist helps us care and movingly highlights our responsibility to future generations.

The Environmental Art 2011 wall calendar features fifteen projects drawn from the global archives of greenmuseum.org, a

One of the most exciting art movements of our time.

not-for-profit online museum of environmental art. They provide a sampling of some of the latest developments in this field to stimulate the imagination and promote the role of art in the creation of a more sustainable world culture.

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We plant trees — over half a million and growing! Amber Lotus Publishing is proud to be a carbon-negative independent publisher with a dedication to environmental stewardship. Based in Portland, Oregon, Amber Lotus works with an extraordinary collection of artists and authors such as Alex Grey, Chris Burkard, Eckhart Tolle, Pema Chödrön, Thich Nhat Hanh, Louise Hay, Katie Daisy, Kinuko Y. Craft, Ram Dass, and more! We create calendars and greeting cards that illuminate the sacred dimensions of everyday life — mindfulness, healthy lifestyles, and earth awareness. We strive to consistently offer products that are authentic and distinctive to bring you a sense of the eternal by nurturing your heart, renewing your soul, and expanding your mind.

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