Category Archive: Environmental Art
New Ocean-themed design work from Tom Buhrman!
And pictured below is my TENTACULAR 2017 Christmas gift from my dear partner, Ben Algaetarian Turney. He gets me. He commissioned artist Tom Buhrman (http://www.buhrman.com/) to craft this unbelievable Octopurse created from repurposed bicycle tires. I can also turn the Octopurse upside down and wear it on my head so that I look like an OctoPope (Tom’s term). What a great conversation starter and entry point for sharing a little octopus education too. First: “tentacular”…
On your way down the blogosphere rabbit hole, visit The Scuttlefish
Each morning before I go work in a landlocked cubicle, I get up, open my laptop, and start reading ocean stuff. One article about marine plastic leads me to a blog about depressing dietary habits of the Albatross which leads me to a critique of ocean plastic removal technology which somehow leads me to an article about how I too can harvest Tilapia from my own back yard. Pretty soon, I have over a hundred…
Art & Oceans @ Rio+20 UN Conference on Sustainable Development
Ever since I took Catherine Howard’s contemporary art history class, I play a little game with myself in which I predict what art historians will someday say about this decade. Of all the emergent genres, garbage art and community-based works with an environmental awareness bent are making a huge “splash.” Just as early Soviet artists responded to social and environmental changes such as censorship, and a move away from the abstract and experimental toward realism,…
Today’s InfoGraphic Pick
Created by: MastersDegree.net Embed this graphic on your own blog or webpage: <a href=”http://www.mastersdegree.net/ocean-garbage/”><img src=”http://images.mastersdegree.net.s3.amazonaws.com/ocean-of-garbage.gif” alt=”Ocean of Garbage” width=”500″ border=”0″ /></a><br />Created by: <a href=”http://www.mastersdegree.net”>MastersDegree.net</a> ****** And if you’re like me and often find yourself debating with your house mate about whether or not wax paper is recyclable, take a look at this infographic too: Apparently, we’re all still pretty confused. Read the article: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/04/26/recycling-survey-results-infographic_n_1455906.html.