Ecological Art

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KQED Arts featured the latest creative project of Helen Mayer Harrison and Newton Harrison, “widely known as the parents of the eco-art movement.” As reported in the article, “The Harrisons’ acclaim is so great that a few years ago the Getty Research Institute and Stanford University both expressed interest in housing their archives. Stanford won. ‘We are delighted that the Helen and Newton Harrison archive came to Stanford University,’ says Peter Blank, Senior Librarian at Stanford’s Bowes Art & Architecture Library. ‘Their engagement with the hard questions of our day — what are our shared responsibilities on a planet fraught with ecological uncertainties — and the manner in which they integrate the arts and sciences has resulted in a remarkably rich body of work.’ And now the artists, who are both in their eighties, are the subject of a kaleidoscopic book, which Random House will put out later this year.”

Read, "How Two Santa Cruz Artists Changed the Course of Environmental History."