Welcome to biophiliarts!

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Edward O. Wilson Author of Biophilia
Edward O. Wilson Author of Biophilia

Modern biology has produced a genuinely new way of looking at the world...to the degree that we understand other organisms, we palce greater value on them and on ourselves.

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David Attenborough Natural Historian and Conservation Ethicist
David Attenborough Natural Historian and Conservation Ethicist

“With ‘biophilia’ comes a restless curiosity, an urge to investigate and discover the elusive places where we meet Nature, where she plays on our senses with colors and forms, perfumes and smells.”

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Edward O. Wilson Author of Biophilia
Edward O. Wilson Author of Biophilia

Modern biology has produced a genuinely new way of looking at the world...to the degree that we understand other organisms, we palce greater value on them and on ourselves.

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biophilia: bʌɪə(ʊ)ˈfɪlɪə noun: a genetically determined affinity of human beings with the natural world.

 

Aristotle defined it as "love of life" and there are antecedents in the philosophies of Confucianism and Taoism.

Popularized by Harvard biologist and theorist Edward O.Wilson in the 1980's, the principles of 'biophilia' are permeating contemporary architecture and design practice around the globe. They are reflected in the work of many contemporary artists, some in the mainstream art world and others who choose to live and work close to nature. Artists, particularly indigenous artists, have always worked in the 'art meets nature' space 'connecting to culture and Country'.

 

Creative practitioners (artists, designers & makers), like scientists, play a significant role in monitoring, nurturing and interpreting the beauty, complexity and fragility of the natural world.

 

biophiliarts.com contextualizes artists, architects and designers (and organizations) who connect us to the rich biodiversity of the planet.

This site encourages connectivity between practitioners, theorists, collectors, travellers and audiences who share a love of art and nature.

I invite you to subscribe.

 

Jo Moulton STUDIO JOMO  

 

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