Every day, nature is being used and is also being destroyed through over cutting and overgrazing of forests and grasslands because of the expansion of human numbers. The economic and material demands of growing villages and towns are not the causes but the results of human activity. What is the impact of the careless occupancy of so many of earth's human occupants? Are we turning everything in nature into something human-made and human used? My artworks emphasize how nature as a lay concept is changed by humans' desire for comfort and materialism. In addition, since human creation is another form of nature, it proposes a new relationship between humans and nature.
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Nature in art; Environmental degradation--Pictorial works; Nature--Effect of human beings on--Pictorial works; Photography, Artistic--Themes, motives; Sculpture--Themes, motives
Department, Program, or Center
School of Art (CIAS)
Jeng, Taesung, "A Vital environment" (2009). Thesis. Rochester Institute of Technology. Accessed from
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