Date of Award
Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA)
If the Earth is Divine, then is harming Her not sacrosanct? If She is a god, or rather goddess, then is pollution, deforestation, climate change, and environmental degradation not blasphemy? Divinity and sacredness can be used to define societal values and ethics. In this body of work, I bring my experiences and beliefs as a practicing Pagan to the concepts of ecofeminism, a social and academic movement started in the 1970’s that sees a connection between environmental degradation and the oppression of women. I call my work Divine Ecofeminist Art. It attempts to utilize goddess imagery and nature worship as tools to raise awareness for environmental issues and create an attitude of respect for the feminine. Through living sculpture, video, and performance I create art featuring my own body and religious expression with the goal of bringing awareness to environmental and gender equality issues.
Finney, Isolde, "Earth Our Body: Expanding Ecofeminism with the Divine" (2021). Bachelor of Fine Arts Senior Papers. 88.