Ecological artist Betsy Damon has made water the foundation for all her planning and design. She creates large-scale art parks featuring sculptural flow forms and public art events to help clean urban waterways and raise water awareness around the globe. In 1995 she conceptualized the Living Water Garden in Chengdu, China, and she continues to work on large-scale innovative projects, including an award winning plan for Beijing Olympic Park and the Trinity Lakes project in Dallas, Texas. Her nonprofit organization, Keepers of the Waters, provides information and technical support for others working with similar design principles and processes.
A part of the Winter 2011 LSA Theme Semester “WATER”, with support from the Program in the Environment, and Chelsea River Gallery.
This lecture took place on March 10, 2011 as part of the University of Michigan School of Art & Design's Penny W. Stamps Distinguished Speaker Series. Established with the generous support of alumna Penny W. Stamps, the Speaker Series brings respected emerging and established artists/designers from a broad spectrum of media to the School to conduct a public lecture and engage with students, faculty, and the larger University and Ann Arbor communities.
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