section introduces the theme, Art & EcoPsychology,
and offers a conceptual framework for the ideas you will see illustrated
in specific sections of this issue.
I offer some historical background and an ideological overview to
the convergence of the two fields in my piece, 'EcoPsychology &
Art", while Theresa Sweeney explores the theories in relation
to therapeutic methodologies, in her essay "Art Therapy: An
adapted material from a slide show/talk I developed on the subject
of Indigenous Sand Art, to show another sort of applied ecopsychology,
and John Scull reviews the new and exciting Ecology of Everyday
Life, by Chaia Heller, analysing her theories about the place
of desire within an ecology of life, and how they speak to the subject
of art and ecopsychology.
Lastly, environmental educationalist and ICE member Ann Jarnet captures
the highlights of the 2001 annual EECOM (Canadian Network for Environmental
Education and Communication) conference in her review of this ground-breaking
national event, held this year in Whitehorse, Yukon.