from Chris Fremantle

Artists have been valuing nature probably since we first marked the wall of a cave or whistled like a bird – artists have always rendered nature visible. Artists valuing nature have explored human ‘value’ (Monet’s Haystacks and Turner’s Rain, Steam and Speed both render human use of nature visible), but they have also articulated human meaning imposed on nature (Shakespeare’s King Lear thinking the storm is nature mirroring his mental state). Eco artists over the past 50+ years have focused not on so much on the literally visible but on making visible the relational and systemic, often motivated by our extraction of value from nature without regard to health or sustainability.

Read the article at ecoartscotland…