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In the contexts set up by Araeen’s manifesto, it is an encouraging development that artists who do not portray themselves necessarily as environmentalists, and whose practices include a wider range of concerns, nonetheless address ecological issues with great acuity. One example is Sean Martindale’s Nature (2009), homespun by comparison with the elaborate and expensive installations of Horn, Eliasson and many others, but equally telling. Martindale carefully crafted large, cardboard block letters spelling N A T U R E and deposited the word/idea/concept/sculpture on the curb outside his home for pickup by the recycling crew. He was acting as a good, green citizen, putting his cardboard out for collection. He videoed the ensuing drama from a hidden location across the street, capturing cars stopping and backing up for a better look, pedestrians taking pictures of and discussing this gentle intrusion into their urban landscape. He caught the denouement, when city workers loaded the letters into their truck, compressed them, and drove away. If ecology can be defined as the science and humanistic perspective that studies the interactions between organisms and their environment, then this is an ecological artwork. It is low tech, made of recycled materials, and it disappeared within a few hours. Nature is not represented or pictured here in the typical mode of a landscape painting. Neither is the impossibility of its representation presented, as in the category of the Sublime. The work is conceptual to the extent that Nature is presented as language, as a concept. What Martindale catalyzes (and with what? A performance, a sculpture, an intervention?) is conversation about Nature, at home and on the street, his street. His work suggests that Nature is the ultimate global/local concern.
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In other words this macho culture artifact that the cowboy has become is simply a man who posses resilience, patience, and an instinct for survival" (Ehrlich, 105).
In the essay, "About Men" Gretel writes about how our culture has perceived cowboys as "macho, trigger happy" men when they are really not like that.
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Their job is to 'just take it'" (Ehrlich, 105).
Gretel's writing style was;
-used complex words "androgynous-partly male and partly female in appearance"
-very passionate about her cowboys
-She became a documentary film maker and moved to Wyoming in 1979
-She fell in love with the country side and people, especially the cowboys
-She became a rancher and published 17 books that were all about her experiences
How would you describe a "cowboy"?
ex: tough, manly, hot, gentlemen, cocky, hardworking, "homegrown", rugged, standoffish, fragile, player...etc
Do y'all still look at cowboys the same?