The Ghost Tree, Alamshah (artist), Iran, From Iran: A Growing EcoArt Movement article, Photo credit:  Raheleh Zomorodinia

WEAD is a women’s artist collective that’s core thinking is community building. WEAD shares knowledge and support on the women’s EcoArt movement by providing online artist listings, an artist’s events page, and a WEAD Online Magazine, to inspire collaboration and inform the art community on the activist and conceptual environmental artwork made by women.

WEAD’s Online Magazine, created and edited by Susan Leibovitz Steinman, second issue is now published. The featured artists and writers represent a wide range of strategies and outlooks. Collectively they share a dedication to employing their conceptual art skills to enrich community vitality and protect environmental health.

Below you will find information on all the articles and authors published.


FEATURED ARTIST: AGNES DENES personifies WEAD’s criteria with 40+ years of major works in the field. Her 1982 Wheatfield—A Confrontation critiqued corporate food monopolies, presaging critical concerns relevant today. Traveling the world, she continues to construct monumental, and poetic, eco landworks. She plants her projects in real time for future generations.

OPINION ARTICLE: BETSY DAMON illuminates her personal view of water as a life force and mentor. She draws fundamental lessons from her water projects in China, Florida and Seattle.

REVIEW: German artist/curator ANKE MELLIN surveys S. Korea’s 2010 Geumgang Nature Art Biennale, organized by the 30-year-old Korean Nature Artist Association, Yatoo. Under the theme Nature & Peace, 26 Korean and international artists installed site specific work on a rural mountain side 150 km southwest of Seoul.


CLAUDIA BERNARDI works in small villages in Central and South America to create participatory community murals that communicate joy where there is much pain to overcome.

JEAN GRANT, working in Liverpool, brings locals together to celebrate underappreciated neighborhood assets while creating new ones, building within an inclusive, informative decision-making process.

RAHELEH ZOMORODINIA & MAHMOUD share the sphere of contemporary Iranian artists and art groups who draw from cultural roots to address pressing current eco issues.

Drawing from 25+ years’ experience, and recent years of excessive floods, INSA WINKLER critiques art and politics of water projects in her native Germany and at Copenhagen’s World Climate Conference.

BETH CARRUTHERS brings us Part II of a first-hand comprehensive survey of Canadian ecoartists and the national underlying issues.

JOYCE CUTLER SHAW examines the consequences of water misuse along the Rio Grande River in New Mexico, affecting a broad sector of the Western US and Mexico.

WEAD is now soliciting articles for its Spring 2011 issue which will be published in May. Email article proposals to weadartists@gmail.com.

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to post a comment.