Andy Goldsworthy is an environmental artist who is mainly concerned with the natural world. His artworks can be analyzed through the Postmodern Frame; he uses natural and found materials such as leaves, sticks, rocks and spit to form his sculptures and challenges the notion of the art object as permanent and valuable. He also documents his works through photography, a non-traditional art medium, due to their transitory nature. He intends to amuse the audience and question their use of the environment. One of his artworks, "Midsummer Snowballs" (2000), consists of thirteen oversize snowball sculptures formed out of concealed pieces of natural materials, including river pebbles, ears of barley and feathers.
Danielle Maxwell Aldo Leopold Land Ethic Aldo Leopold is one of the most well know environmental writers and activist of the twentieth century. Although he has produced many works on conservation and the environment, his most famous is A Sand County Almanac. A Sand County Almanac gives the reader a vision of the world through Leopold’s eyes. A world of beauty, complexity, and interconnections, where humans are but one piece of the puzzle. Not only does Leopold accentuate the beauty in the natural world, he highlights the terrible consequences of an industrial society along with his opinions on how things should change to save the natural world.
His incrediable love for the outdoors influenced a life time of apprecitation for nature, which you cannot help but feel , and take inspiration from as you read his books, and many essay's. Aldo Leopold was born and raised in Burlington, Iowa in 1887. He began to develope a love for the outdoors at a very young age. He spent his chilhood exploring his surroundings making observation, sketches, and writting it all down in his journal. He attended Yale Foresty School, where he graduated in 1909.
Some well written literature include “I Will Fight No More Forever”, “Song of the Sky Loom”, “The Origin of the Long House”, and “Jesus Christ’s Half-Brother is Alive and Well on the Spokane Indian Reservation”. While both American and Native Americans have their own way to write literature, Native American literature talk about nature, peacefulness, sadness, and dedication in a way no other literature does. Native Americans show great emotion towards nature. They view the Earth and the sky as their mother and father. The use of natural images in Native American literature reveals their love and respect for the land.
Some of Monk’s works included: Manufactured Moon This poem was my favorite because it was completely different than any other poem I had come across. It was a collection of poetical emails and used funny language such as “hip hop squash” that was very appealing as an audience. The choice to do a collection of poems in an email format is a style I could see being copied as poets move forward in this era of advanced technology. The poem did show a heavily reliance on nature which is very common in poetry in my experience. She used lines like, “Where do birds sleep?” and other nature metaphors that give me the impression she was on a farm while writing this.
Scout says of the finished snowman, “It’s lovely, Jem, it looks almost like he’d talk to you.” (89) Earlier, Jem who called the snowman a Negro snowman is now calling it beautiful when it is covered with the white outside, the snow. Later, Atticus “squinted at the snowman a while. He grinned then laughed.” (90) Atticus, appreciated Jem and Scout’s work on the snowman, he didn’t care whether it was black or white because he wasn’t racist. In To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, the snowman is an important symbol discussed. First while constructing the snowman Jem and Scout put dirt in the middle to make up for the lack of snow.
| Oranges, by Gary Soto (1995) Melinda Bailey ENG125: Introduction to Literature Instructor: Andrea Moak January 15, 2012 | Oranges by Gary Soto (1995) I believe the symbolism of the state of California and the “Two Oranges” in his pocket was the main reason that I selected this poem of the many poems in week’s text. Gary Soto’s Bio was also very interesting to me coming from Fresno, CA. a small town very near my own small home town of Yuba City, CA... As the poem of “Orange”, it begins with a soft and somewhat comfortable tone, setting the feeling up for the entire poem. Thirdly, I must say the language was somehow familiar to the days in which I remember in December 1995, in the great state of California. The first
Pop later notices, after Cecil has left, burn marks in the bark of two small trees that faces each other diagonally across the ravine, which might have been made by wire loops. A wire stretch between the two trees would easily have tripped a man crossing the log bridge into the ravine. The setting of the short story helps contribute to the theme. The story takes place in the 16th or 17th century, which is suggested by the use of planes, in a logging camp in the forests of British Columbia. Mainly, the workers’ lives are described with Cecil, Moose and Pop in the foreground.
In the 1920’s Sandburg began one of his most ambitious projects including his study of President Lincoln. Lincoln was an idle to Sandburg and Sandburg admired what he did. Sandburg’s early writings dealt with his belief in social Justice and equality and were written in such a way that they barely resembled what most people thought of as poetry. Sandburg’s early poetry not only tended toward unshaped imitation of real life but also copied other poets as well. Now to think that Sandburg Would steal work from other poets is outrageous, people just don’t know good poetry when they see it.
Leslie Maghett ENG 1101 Synthesis 2 Henry David Thoreau, a philosopher was drawn to the doctrine of transcendentalism. In his essay “From Walking,” he wrote about the oneness of individual spirit along with man’s obligation to pursue worldwide truth. Thoreau presents a step by step meaning of the effectiveness of the wilderness and nature. John Lame Deer, a medicine man, was in agreement with Throeau. In “Talking to the Owls and Butterflies,” Lame Deer chronicles his attitude towards the “white world’s,” treatment of animals and nature.