Art Through Science at Rutgers Camden!

The purpose of science is to create factual knowledge. The purpose of art is to communicate things that may transcend simple language. At one time, however, all natural scientists were artists. Alexander von Humboldt, often considered the father of environmentalism was the first scientist to promote the concept of an ecosystem. Humboldt was fascinated by … Read more Art Through Science at Rutgers Camden!

Art and Urban Sustainability Spring 2017

I am so excited to be teaching Art and Urban Sustainability this coming spring semester. This past spring the course was taught by the Artist Mary Mattingly and the class helped design Swale, a giant, floating, urban edible forrest! This dynamic, hands-on. class covers public art, community art, environmental art and issues of sustainability as they relate … Read more Art and Urban Sustainability Spring 2017

The Art of Contradiction, Commencement Address, University of California at Berkeley

Commencement Address by Elizabeth Demaray University of California at Berkeley, Department of Art Practice  May 16, 2008, University Art Museum, Barkeley, CA I can’t tell you what a pleasure it is to be here, with you, today. You who have worked so hard. You who have braved treacherous financial aid forms, endured opinionated psychotic street people, survived … Read more The Art of Contradiction, Commencement Address, University of California at Berkeley

Interview SciArt Magazine

Straight Talk with Elizabeth Demaray, by Danielle McCloskey, SciArt Magazine, February Issue, 2015, full text with images can be purchased at http://www.sciartmagazine.com/uploads/6/0/8/9/6089526/screen_shot_2016-05-17_at_9.43.37_am.png Danielle McCloskey (DM): From encasing plants and rocks in knits and upholstery fabric, culturing lichen to live on the sides of New York City buildings, exploring the effects of a diet of fast food on … Read more Interview SciArt Magazine

Interview in Journal of Interdisciplinary Humanities: Environmental Aesthetics

Interview with Leeann Westman for the Environmental Aesthetics issue, Fall 2015   Leeann Westman (LW): Where did you begin as an artist? Elizabeth Demaray (ED): Ok, I’m actually going to tell you what happened exactly. I took an elective class in art when I was a junior in college. I was majoring in cognitive psychology and trying … Read more Interview in Journal of Interdisciplinary Humanities: Environmental Aesthetics

Project/Artist (Sustainability, Art/Sci, Interactive links)

Hi Everybody, I’m using the space below to generate a list of links to artists/projects/research/writings in the areas of Sustainability, Art/Sci, Interactive Systems and sculpture. Cheers and feel free to e-mail me with any additions! ElizLinks to Sustainability Projects/Artists:Murray Bookchin: new ecological vision of the city: https://www.jacobinmag.com/2016/07/murray-bookchin-ecology-kurdistan-pkk-rojava-technology-environmentalism-anarchy Plastic Free Island Kefalonia (2015):PLASTIC FREE ISLAND (Island Sans Plastic) examines … Read more Project/Artist (Sustainability, Art/Sci, Interactive links)