Nature’s Impact on Artistic Creation: Relational, Experiential Artistic Approach to Environmentalism
Jennifer Qian investigated nature’s impact on artistic creation through interrelationships between artists, their work, and the environment. Qian focuses on environmentalism through the lens of human-nature connection and pleasurable experiences in art. Qian referenced literature and theories, including phenomenology, Land Art, studies on creativity, as well as presenting the work of artists who follow relational, experiential artistic approaches. Qian’s artistic output, in the form of three projects performed in various mediums, “Moss Drawer,” “Traveling Rocks,” and “Shades of Desert,” is also offered as part of the research project.