Molten Sea

As we did last year in December, another I AM WATER billboard will go up in New York City for the holidays; this time in Hell's Kitchen on December 5. The painting, featured above, titled Molten Sea, 2022, is by Fredericka Foster, founder of the collective Think About Water. The image will be shining brightly on a building adjacent to the Pier 86 Pedestrian Bridge on 46th Street, off Westside Highway, for approximately three weeks.

The second edition of Embodied Forest arrived last month and has been shipped out to Scotland, Spain, France, Australia, Canada, Brazil and across the USA. We have a few copies left for sale in our store. The Earthkeepers Handbook is in the design phase and should be ready for a digital launch at the New Year. A special thank you to those who donated this week for Giving Tuesday toward printing, we raised $980!

For December, we will hold a book launch for Lisa E. Bloom's new book titled Climate Change and the New Polar Aesthetics. If you've been to the Poles, made work about them, or are interested in learning what polar aesthetics are, please join us. see below 

In January, we will hold an online event featuring our members who are recipients of the New York Foundation for the Arts, Anonymous Was A Woman Environmental Grants for 2023.

It has become evident that reemerging from the pandemic is not easy, especially emotionally. Our priorities are different now. As we move into 2023, let's not forget the thoughtfulness, care and empathy we shared in 2020-2021. Slowing down was a gift.

Have a Regenerative Holiday Season!

Patricia Watts, founder

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New Polar Aesthetics

Thursday, December 15

United States: 5pm PDT, 6pm MDT, 7pm CDT, 8pm EDT

Australia: 12:00 AEDT Friday

Lisa Bloom with El Glasberg

In Bloom's new book Climate Change and the New Polar Aesthetics, she considers the way artists, filmmakers, and activists in the Arctic and Antarctic represent our current environmental crises and reconstruct public understandings of them. Bloom engages feminist, Black, Indigenous, and non-Western perspectives to address the exigencies of the experience of the Anthropocene and its attendant ecosystem failures, rising sea levels, and climate-led migrations. As opposed to mainstream media depictions of climate change that feature apocalyptic spectacles of distant melting ice and desperate polar bears, artists such as Katja Aglert, Subhankar Banerjee, Joyce Campbell, Judit Hersko, Roni Horn, Isaac Uulien, Zacharia Kunuk, Connie Samaras and activist art collectives take a more complex poetic and political approach. In their films and visual and conceptual art, these artists link climate change to its social roots in colonialism and capitalism while challenging the suppression of information about environmental destruction and critiquing Western art institutions for their complicity. Bloom’s examination and contextualization of new polar aesthetics makes environmental degradation more legible while demonstrating that our own political agency is central to imagining and constructing a better world.

This is a book launch event! You can purchase Climate Change and the New Polar Aesthetics in the ecoartspace store, here. Members receive a 30% discount!

Members and one guest are free. General Public can attend for $10. All participants MUST REGISTER.


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"My work is rooted in firsthand experiences with weather, light, and land. Navigating natural landforms teaches me to anticipate the fluid forces of a river, feel distinct layers in a snowpack, and consider shifting patterns in the clouds. As I move through a landscape, I am constantly challenged to readjust my understanding of these complex places."


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In her ongoing art practice to create a deep and meaningful engagement with living bodies of water, Basia Irland's Repositories emerged as a methodology for archiving documentation of research and physical engagements during her riparian journeys. For over twenty years, Irland has been working with scientists, students, activists and Tribal members along waterways across the US and Canada. Repositories documents the construction of her portable sculptures and the objects within which reveal rich stories of waterways through collections of water samples, watershed maps, artworks, plants, and seeds.

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Unprecedented is a painting by Diane Burko featured in a tribute to James Lovelock, in Resurgence & Ecology, Issue 335, titled Positive Energy. November/December 2022. Above

Interview with Maru Garcia for Sacred Spaces, Issue No. 2, published by Public Realm. November 2022.

Making the invisible Visible is an interview with Patricia Watts, founder of ecoartspace, conducted by Polina Smith for Bioneers online. November 2022.

Spirit of the Land is an exhibition co-curated by Kim Garrison Means honoring Avi Kwa Ame in the southern Nevada desert, exhibition review exhibition in Artillery magazine, The Doyle, Los Angeles, California. November 16, 2022. 

Seedbroadcast agri Cultural Journal is the 19th edition produced by Chrissie Orr, dedicated to the survival of seeds, lands, plants and animals. November 2022.

Wild Visions: Wilderness As Image and Ideais a new book on landscape, landscape photography and environmental thought, including work by Erika Osborne and Sant Khalsa, Yale Press. November 2022.

Janet Biggs: Imagination and Desire in a Northern Landscape and Ron Jue: 12 Hz are two traveling exhibitions of photography that illuminate concern for the natural world, organized by the Barry Lopez Foundation for Art & Environment, and available free-of-charge to museums and public venues throughout the U.S., 2023-2024.

Confluence is an exhibition of works by Algae Society Members including Gene Felice, Juniper Harrower and Jennifer Parker, presented at the Cameron Art Museum, North Carolina in Spring 2022. The exhibition is available to travel.

Field Guide to a Hyrbrid Landscape is an upcoming monograph of photography by Dana Fritz focused on the hand-planted Nebraska National Forest, Nebraska Press. January 2023. Taking pre-orders now.

ANTARCTICA is an interactive sci-fi novel recently released that weaves suspense-fully through branching stories of climate change mitigation, alien marine microbes, and zombie penguins, by Lily Simonson, a Choose Your Own Adventure published by Chooseco, Vermont.

ecoartspace has served as a platform for artists addressing environmental issues since 1999. In 2020, we transitioned to a membership model. Members include artists, scientists, professionals, students, and advocates sharing resources and supporting each other's work. This is an inclusive, non-competitive collaborative environment where we can imagine and make real a healthy, equitable, resilient future.

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