13 May '11, 11pm

Calling all artists: The climate movement needs you!

Calling all artists: The climate movement needs you!

Rejected by much of the commercial art world, these artists sell their work at farmers' markets, in abandoned city lots, and increasingly on DIY online venues like Etsy.com . They are less interested in the traditional art forms of painting, sculpture, and the like, and instead are creating a new form of political art that embeds the ethic of sustainability into every object they create. Obsessed with function, these artists are hell-bent on proving that building a localized, sustainable economy and culture is not just necessary, but possible. While others use imagery, metaphor, and rhyme to raise awareness about the climate crisis, these new green artists are living proof that we can build a more just and beautiful world.

Full article: http://www.grist.org/climate-change/2011-05-13-calling-al...

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