Participant Julie Ross PROJECT PROPOSAL The issue of focus is food in the dining halls and the lack of transparency surrounding it. Students literally don’t know what is in their food or where it is coming from. In order to have a safer and healthier food environment on campus, thereRead More →

The Navy Shower by Julie Ross PROJECT PROPOSAL The biological process of cleaning oneself in order to retain good health and/or attract a mate meets the cultural idea of shower as a place to become more beautiful or relax or think. Cleanliness is not the only objective in the shower.Read More →

A Portrait of Consumption by Nicholas C. Daughtry WATER PER DAY Shower Old showers used to use up to 5 gallons of water per minute. Water-saving shower heads produce about 2 gallons per minute. Tip: Taking a shorter shower using a low-flow showerhead saves lots of water. Teeth brushing <1 gallon.Read More →

Wetlands Cleanup by Ted Bajer As Mierle Laderman Ukeles showed us, sometimes the making is in the maintenance. Having heard about the GMU wetlands research compound and thinking it would be an ideal site for a environmental sculpture, these plans were quickly abandoned in order to solve the more urgentRead More →

POHICK CREEK WATERSHED by Nick Daughtry October 19, 2015 I photographed the Pohick Creek Watershed starting on the GMU campus and tracing its ultimate destination to the Potomac River feeding into the Chesapeake Bay. Along the way garbage was very visible in the runoff. Pohick Creek watershed is one of the largest inRead More →

While studying activist art forms, the Eco-Art course took an on-campus field trip to President Cabrera’s “Ask Me Anything” Event. The class had learned that a student group called “Transparent GMU” would attend the town-hall styled meeting with the President of George Mason University and intended to ask questions regardingRead More →

Water Tasting A project by Paul Beatty for AVT 385 EcoArt Issue = Plastic Water Bottle Waste Method of Activism = Demonstration / Participatory Event Suggestion = Conduct a water tasting activity in which people taste a variety of waters and state which is the best. Inform them about waterRead More →

Farifax: 3 Construction Sites A project by Paul Beatty for AVT 385 EcoArt Documentation and Project Summary: In order to convey how previously tree-dominated areas and local farms have succumbed to large-scale construction projects, I have documented numerous construction sites that I have come across during my normal daily travelRead More →

NeoNature is a project produced by professor Jaimes Mayhew‘s Introduction to New Media course. Students produced digital conceptual works that were made accessible via QR code images posted throughout the Green Studio. Visitors could augment their experience of the physical site by scanning the codes with their phones and accessingRead More →