Guerrilla Gardening - is it art?

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Guerrilla Gardening - is it art?
« on: January 13, 2009, 09:58:13 AM »
I got into a huge discussion with some people today, arguing whether GG can be seen as art or not. I was the only one defending it as art (it's got a message, it wants to change things, it wants to beautify, it's communication) and I wasn wondering what you think about it? Do you see yourself as artists??


Re: Guerrilla Gardening - is it art?
« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2009, 03:24:38 PM »
I think it could go either way really.

Someone seed bombing wouldnt be considered an artist, although there is an art to making them. But i think someone taking the time to beautify a specific area for people to view, would be an artist. As the latter person would be thinking along the lines of aesthetics, not just plants growing. But i guess its all in the eyes of the beholder.



Re: Guerrilla Gardening - is it art?
« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2009, 05:41:24 PM »
I'm not an artist, I'm a rebel!  ;D

No, seriously... is there even a definition of "art"? Does all art have a message?



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Re: Guerrilla Gardening - is it art?
« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2009, 09:39:35 PM »
'Graffiti' artists express themselves in public places worldwide to make an impact (or some may say 'vandalise' a wall with spray paint). So I consider GG as an art form. I see myself as a 'social artist' giving my time, and creative  talent to the community; expressing my personality and thoughts onto the landsape, - making a statement with colour, texture and form - just the same as any artist would do on canvas or any other medium he/she wishes. GG does not hang or sit in a gallery and is not appreciated by many. GG  is  embraced by nature; that to me means everything.

No critic can ever justify themselves by condemning a beautiful flower!

Re: Guerrilla Gardening - is it art?
« Reply #4 on: February 01, 2009, 02:21:34 PM »

Define art???