Joseph Beuys one of my favorite artists form the 1960’s-1980’s believed that “social sculpture”, the act of actively shaping our environements was part of social evolution.
He also said the following:
“That is why the nature of my sculpture is not fixed and finished, processes continue in most of them: chemical reactions, fermentations, color changes, decay, drying up. Everything is in a state of change.”
“I believe that planting these oaks is necessary not only in biospheric terms, that is to say, in the context of matter and ecology, but in that it will raise ecological consciousness-raise it increasingly, in the course of the years to come, because we shall never stop planting.”
“Thus, 7000 Oaks is a sculpture referring to peoples’ life, to their everyday work. That is my concept of art which I call the extended concept or art of the social sculpture.”
This blog is a social sculpture and part of a bigger social sculpture.