Art 21 - M ark Dion Sculpturing is one of Dion’ s...

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Unformatted text preview: M ark Dion Sculpturing is one of Dion’ s expertise “ Dion’ s work examines the ways in which dominant ideologies and public institutions shape our understanding of history, knowledge, and the natural world.” Influences Zoology, A rchaeology, Earth A rt, Jules Verne 9/8/11 This massive Hemlock tree fell because of old growth. Having to do with the Ecosystem, Dion created a Back- tonature kind of art. K eeping the tree preserved by pumping, air, treating it with soil, and adding humidity which is keeping the tree alive. The Hemlock tree; a living system was taken f rom its natural habitat, and was placed in a Coffin like Green house. Dion stated that, “ this is not exactly a feel-good work of art. You should l ook at this and get the i mpression of someone in 9/8/11 the hospital under an oxygen tent.” H ere is a short clip about the Hemlock tree 9/8/11 H ere are a couple more photos of Mark Dion’s Art of Ecology and Nature “ With some of my work, you can sense that it has a pretty dark tone. As much as I’ m engaged in a discourse that is ecological, I’ m not one of those artists who is spending a lot of time imagining a better ecological future. I’ m more the kind of artist who is holding up a mirror to the present and to the kinds of problems that we have right now. As much as I would like to have a more sensibility, my sensibility tends to the , to the dark side.” - Mark Dion 9/8/11 I can say that I have a connection with Dion, By taking photos of a particular species in Greece Which are never seen outside of their habitats… 9/8/11 9/8/11 ...
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This note was uploaded on 09/08/2011 for the course ART, PSYCH 101, 1021, taught by Professor Unknown during the Spring '11 term at St.Francis College.

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