"Modern biology has produced a genuinely new way of looking at the world.....to the degree that we come to understand other organisms, we will place greater value on them, and on ourselves." Edward O.Wilson Harvard Biologist, Theorist and Author of 'Biophilia.'
Welcome to biophiliarts!
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'.
biophiliarts.com contextualizes contemporary artists, architects and designers (and organizations) who reconnect us to the beauty, complexity and fragility of the natural world.
This site encourages connectivity between practitioners, theorists, collectors, travellers and audiences who share a love of art and nature.
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Jo Moulton STUDIO JOMO