is the Art of God."
~ Dante Aligheri
spite of everything we know, or think we know, the immense
power and influence of art on the human psyche remains a
that is because art utilizes means of communication that
are otherwise inaccessible to us: its practical magic allows
a synthesis of logic and illogic, and invites us to address
profound contradictions within a unified structure. It is
one of the ways we express our longings, our reverence,
our awe and gratitude as human beings alive on the planet.
"Art & EcoPsychology" issue of Gatherings
has six sections: "Overview", "Word",
"Image", "Sound", "Movement"
and "Earth Arts". "Word"
introduces fiction and poetry, while "Image" showcases
contributions from visual artists. Musicians make their
voices heard in "Sound", and "Movement"
presents dance and performance art. "Earth Arts"
offers pieces on gardening and domestic arts, while "Overview"
reflects on what connects the fields of art and ecopsychology.
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