Ecoart: Vision, Imagination, & Place


Through Bird Feeder Hat events, you can feel a song sparrow or gold finch hopping and feeding on your hat, meet other species, learn to create sustainable interspecies relationships with members of your watershed, and locate your watershed.

IMAGINATION SUMMARY: Not all work needs to be permanent, as Goldsworthy’s work decays and returns to the earth. The Bird Feeder hat is ephemeral, performative, interactive, and collaborative. It is intended to provide an experience, prompt conversation and exchange within the community, and perhaps to provoke action. Many of the works I’ve shown thus far are intended to provide a more solitary, contemplative experience of nature, but as you will see in the remainder of this presentation, much ecoart is designed for, and often in collaboration with, community.

Photo credit: Erica Fielder. Permission by the artist; images from

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