"Spiritual Father of Environmental Art" David Jakupca
The Science Behind Environmental Arts
THEORY OF ICEALITY ON ENVIRONMENTAL ARTS
The "Theory of Iceality on Environmental Arts" . Developed in 1987, it is a practical study on the aesthetics of the relationship between Humans and their Environment through Arts and Culture, ultimately promoting an effective sustainable global Culture of Peace between all Living Things ~ Human, Plant and Animal Kingdoms!*
*The incorporation of the rights of flora and fauna in a "Universal Peace Equation" is the first major change in achieving a sustainable global Culture of Peace on Earth in over 2000 Years.
At the ARK in Berea, global home of the environmental arts movement, David Jakupca, states that, "The special Theory of Iceality belongs to a class of "principle-theories". As such it employs an analytic method. This means that the three elements which comprise this theory, Humanitarian, Environmental, Arts and Culture, are not based on hypothesis but on empirical discovery. The empirical discovery leads to understanding the general characteristics of natural processes".
"Throughout history, various movements in Art have taken place: Impressionism, Modernism, Abstract Art, Photo-Realists to name a few. Recently Pop Art debuted in the 1960’s and now at the beginning of the 21st Century, socially aware artists with a vision are making a difference in Art History. The pioneer artist of this new genre of art, David Jakupca, calls this type of expression the "Environmental Art Movement". He is also the founder of the: International Center for Environmental Arts (ICEA)which is exclusively devoted to environmental and humanitarian concerns facing Mankind in the 21st Century". Art Critic and Writer, Priscilla Cinadr
Although it is widely acknowledged that American Cultural Ambassadors David and Renate Jakupca created the principles of the Theory of Iceality in its modern understanding in 1977, they are also responsible for enlightening the global art community to the new genre of Art when they founded the International Center for Environmental Arts (ICEA) in 1987 at the now historic ARK in Berea , Ohio. ICEA was organized into the three divisions: Environmental, Humanities, Arts and Culture, and as the first professional art organization to be solely dedicated to this endeavor, this has made ICEA to be the leading force in the Environmental arts and a force for socially responsible activity.
According to Jakupca, beginning with ICEA, the Environmental Arts Genre has grown professionally exponentially and has over the past decades spawned a wide variety of very similar phrases and art terms such as; eco art, land art, ecoventions, ecology art, natural art, green art, outdoor art, social activity, earth art, recycled art, sustainable art, ecodedsign, etc. These can all be considered sub-categories under the umbrella of the main Environmental Art Genre.
Jakupca asserts that, "Respect for human and environmental rights and greater understanding between people from different racial and religious backgrounds must be the first goal of society in today's fast-changing, globalized world." The goal is accomplished according to Jakupca, "Is by focusing on the creative process and affirming to the principles of the "Theory of Iceality on Environmental Arts" Jakupca's Theory on Environmental Arts (ICEALITY*) was enthusiastically embraced by the United Nations by 1990 and was featured in many of their World Conferences;
The result of this major global public promotion at the United Nations level, is that the Theory of Iceality on Environmental Arts is now considered as the cornerstone of the modern sustainable global Environmental Art Movement and this concept is now replicated by artists, architects, urban planners and sustainable organizations throughout the World, reflecting a still growing global audience. However, it must be noted that not all of Jakupca's contemporaries did accept the new theory at once.
Ambassador David Jakupca has been recognized as the 'Spiritual Father of the Environmental Arts Movement' and in that capacity, several disciples of his work went on to spread the word on Iceality. His ideas were influential in the 1990's among scholars like Jane Alexander, Chairwoman of the National Endowment of the Arts (NEA), who in the ‘AMERICAN CANVAS’ Project frequently adheres to the Method of Iceality approach in its idealistic visions and entrepreneurial inquiries. Some Examples of major organizations using the Theory of Iceality on Environmental Arts Principles are:
From June 1st to October 31st, 2000, Hannover (Germany) hosted the World Exposition EXPO 2000. The exposition stands under the theme "Humankind - Nature - Technology: A new world arising". About 180 countries and organizations participated in this event. David and Renate Jakupca were appointed American Cultural Ambassadors representing the United States and more than 50 countries have built their own pavilion, the remaining countries were presenting in exhibition halls. The exposition was accompanied by a cultural and events program. Have a look at www.expo2000.de for more details about the EXPO 2000. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Expo_2000
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HUMANE EDUCATION ADVOCATES REACHING TEACHERS (HEART’s) services are specially designed to provide a combined focus on human rights, animal protection and environmental ethics. Our direct services to educators and students, as well as our city and state level advocacy efforts, enable us to significantly impact the way young people think about their responsibility to one another, animals and the natural world. http://teachhumane.org/heart/
UN Proposes New Architecture for Sustainable Development.
At the United Nations Rio+20 Earth Summit in 2012, 192 countries agreed to create a set of universal Sustainable Development Goals. A United Nations working group negotiates a set of “sustainable development goals,” proposed a fundamentally different way to frame this concept.Over the last several decades, sustainable human development has been conceived largely as the outcome of balanced work on three “pillars” .
Rio+20 Earth Summit - United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development.
RED SWING PROJECT The swing takes me far far away from New Orleans and back to memories shrouded in mist and ... In 2008, the Red Swing Project began its Indian expansion. http://www.redswingproject.org/
*Iceality is the measure of the connection between arts, civic engagement and the environment, which can be defined as promoting a sustainable positive and peaceful quality of life for all living things.
In a historic re-unification if the Greater Cleveland Community, as part of the Iceality Silver Revelation, North East Ohio Area has been 'branded' as the Home of the Environmental Art(s) Movement by the International Center for Environmental Arts (ICEA) as a 'Cultural Industry', to foster civic identity, cultivate jobs and tourism, and brand Ohio Environmental Arts and Culture District in the Bioregion.
The ABC's of Environmental Arts Education using the Iceality Methodology
The Revolutionary Educational Idea from the Good People at the
International Center for Environmental Arts (ICEA)
"The Worlds Children Peace Monument (WCPM) and the Great American Peace Trail (GAPT) Projects are international, public participatory art projects designed to engage children with cross-cultural awareness in order to attain the common goal of sharing peace and diversity with their neighbors. The peace projects, utilizing the principles of the 'Theory of Iceality on Environmental Arts' have direct community impact through neighborhood beautification, community and economic development while building self-esteem and hope in America. They will help to build better neighborhoods where everyone can live, respect and accept each other as they diplomatically negotiate errors and differences of prejudice and hatred and instill in its place the belief in the necessity of communication." American Cultural Ambassadors David and Renate Jakupca.
The "Theory on Iceality on Environmental Arts" used in the building of the “Worlds Children Peace Monument (WCPM) is a learning by association formula that builds a concept within and makes the whole greater than the sum of its parts. A form of synergy called the Iceality Method whereby the interaction of multiple elements ( Peace Stones) work together in a culture of peace structured to reproduce in a sustainable effect, in this case the WCPM, that is superior than the sum of their individual Stones. The learning occurs as the Worlds Children using the Iceality Methodology, take part in the education, personal development, schooling and training adding new Peace Stones from the Worlds Children Peace Monument (WCPM) to municipal parks. It is a product of nature, goal-oriented and aided by motivation by concerned personnel.
Training the Worlds Children to be Future Peace Stewards
The Science behind Peace and Global Harmony is the "Theory of Iceality on Environmental Arts". Developed in 1987, it is the practical study on the aesthetics of the relationship between Humans and their Environment through Arts and Culture, ultimately promoting an effective sustainable global Culture of Peace between all Living Things ~ Human, Plant and Wildlife Kingdoms! The incorporation of the rights of flora and fauna in a "Universal Peace Equation" is the first major change in achieving a sustainable global Culture Peace on Earth in over 2000 Years. http://www.theicea.com/page22
In essence, the WCPM is a system of interrelated international components working together with a common objective: Creating a Sustainable Global Culture of Peace for All Living Things!
The Iceality Methodology is a goal-directed type of learning principle for the Worlds Children based on the assumption that ideas and experiences reinforce one another and can be linked to enhance the innate holistic learning process. It refers to the capability of people to improve their communities through their own instinctive creativeness by following the same type of positive hands on action inherent in the Theory of Iceality on Environmental Arts that was used to create the original model at Expo 2000 in Hannover, Germany. At Germany's World's Fair, EXPO 2000's 'Culture on the Move' segment, lead by American Cultural Ambassadors David and Renate Jakupca and the 140 Nation Assembly, the concept of a permanent universal symbol of renewal and peace on earth for all living inhabitants through the 'Theory of Iceality on Environmental Arts' was conceived. This Universal Symbol of Living Peace was the WCPM sculpture. This project was initiated in cooperation with the United Nations 2000 Culture of Peace Program and organized in support of the UN Decade of Peace and Non-Violence for the Children of the World and the United Nations Millennium Development Goals. The Iceality Methodology used to expand the WCPM globally has its origins in Nature itself, utilizing the basic fact that All Living things have an inherent need to grow and prosper. Like a parent plant grows and sprouts seeds to propagate and grow, the WCPM uses WCPM Peace Stones to grow and send their messages of Peace. Their increased productivity in creativity is achieved through practice, self-perfection, and individual innovations from the original environmental artwork or idea. Research has proven that this repetitive type of learning process is based on the principle that related different ideas and experiences reinforce one another and can be linked together and to enhance the whole learning process. Through this collaborative creative process, individuals and communities are not simply beneficiaries of public art or recipients of treatment, but co-creators of the work as they learn new skills, gain knowledge among peers and community members, and play an active role in improving their physical community neighborhood. The Iceality Methodology is now the main process that organizations are utilizing to promote the United Nations Culture of Peace initiative.
Other examples of the Iceality Methodology in Greater Cleveland are listed in the reference section below.
The concept of learning-by-doing has been incorporated by American Cultural Ambassadors David and Renate Jakupca in their design of endogenous growth of the WCPM to explain effects of innovation, technical and artistic growth of the Worlds Children Peace Monument. They use the concept to explain increasing returns to the embodied human capital working for Peace. At the ARK in Berea, the Jakupca’s have shown that learning by doing plays a role in the evolution of neighborhoods to greater specialization in production. In both these cases, learning by doing increases the returns that provide an engine for long run growth.
The WCPM Peace Stones community/business opportunity provides a low-cost, low-risk means to achieve all this, and more. For instance:
It is a way to meet other people and develop new friendships
It gives the Families a chance to work closely together and develop stronger ties
It helps our children to develop and refine their business skills
It provides people the flexibility to organize and manage their time as they wish
It gives opportunities to those Family members who might not otherwise have them to succeed on their own.
In conjunction with the learning by doing concept, a non-formal learning method is organized learning outside the formal classroom learning system. For example: Coming together with people with similar interests and exchanging viewpoints, in clubs or in (international) youth organizations and workshops…the group of teachers, civic leaders and interested community organizations work with the artist to set the goals of the Peace Stone Project that will engage the local youth in the project objectives.
In some situations, the educational arrangement can use a combination of formal, informal, and non-formal learning methods. ICEA assisted the United Nations to recognize these different forms of learning. In some counties, children can get points that count in their formal learning systems for the work done in the more convenient informal learning curriculum. Additionally, as long as they can help to prepare, contribute, share and improve on this offered valuable new insight to peace, they may also be given time to assist in teaching and get actual work experience in organizing what they have learned in their own Worlds Children Peace youth workshops and training courses. This closes the significant gap between what children are told is important for their future career success and what business leaders actually want from the emerging workforce. Creative individuals are actually in demand, not just for art careers, but for careers in business as well.
So, even if the Worlds Children are not artistic prodigies, those hours spent practicing is not a total waste. “This Theory of Iceality on Environmental Arts suggests the importance of a liberal education for today’s Worlds Children and prepares them for a healthy dynamic lifestyle for their tomorrow”. The fact is, that training in the Iceality Methodology in childhood affects their everyday life as older adults, and in our study this is especially true as the neural timing of the brain is the first to go in the aging adult,” said Ambassador Renate.
By India Keyes
American Cultural Ambassador
Universal Peace Ambassador
Spiritual Father of the Environmental Art Movement
Fonder of the International Center for Environmental Arts (ICEA)
B) - North East Ohio Area has been 'branded' as the Home of the Environmental Art(s) Movement
In a historic re-unification of the North Coast Community, as part of the Iceality Silver Revelation, North East Ohio Area has been 'branded' as the Home of the Environmental Art(s) Movement by the International Center for Environmental Arts (ICEA) as a 'Cultural Industry', to foster civic identity, cultivate jobs and tourism, and brand Ohio Environmental Arts and Culture District in the Bioregion.
"Throughout history, various movements in Art have taken place: impressionism, Modernism, Abstract Art, Photo-Realists to name a few. Recently Pop Art debuted in the 1960’s and now at the beginning of the 21st Century, socially aware artists with a vision is making a difference in Art History. The pioneer artist of this new genre of art, David akupca, calls this type of expression this the "Environmental Art Movement". He is also the founder of the: International Center for Environmental Arts (ICEA)which is exclusively devoted to environmental and humanitarian concerns facing Mankind in the 21st Century". Art Critic and Writer, Priscilla Cinadr http://theicea.com/page25
Environmental Art Examples in Greater Cleveland of the Iceality Methodology :
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame:
GuitarMania® is a Greater Cleveland community public art project that has raised $2 million for its two benefiting charities - United Way of Greater Cleveland and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum's education programs. The project consists of large, 10-ft-tall Fender® Stratocaster® guitars creatively transformed into works of art by local artists and national celebrities. The guitars are displayed on the city streets of Cleveland for residents and visitors to enjoy from the end of May through October, 2012. Corporations, organizations and individuals sponsor the guitars and select from a variety of local artists to paint, sculpt or decorate them. Celebrity artists also paint and decorate guitars. http://www.cleveland.com/guitarmania/
Cleveland's Asia Town.
In the Chinese zodiac it is the year of the dragon. There are twelve animals, and five cycles. This time, a water dragon. On one there is a limerick, reflecting Cleveland's geography and history: Eerie monsters lurked in our lake•This we claim, a mistake•Crooked river caught fire• The lake's future loomed dire•These dragons guard all in their wake./ http://rustbeltvoice.blogspot.com/2012/05/dragons-have-come-to-cleveland.html
Collinwood Painted Rain Barrel Project,
Environmental Artist Linda Zolten Wood, was inspired by St. Clair's 'Year of the..." statue competition/ auctions, and Northeast Shores Development Corporation free rain barrel distribution for 25 Collinwood residents per year. She and a jury of professional artists, selected from 25 area artists, who were called to create images inspired by lake sustainability, the North Coast and North Collinwood history. http://www.broadwayworld.com/bwwart/article/The-Collinwood-Painted-Rain-Barrel-Project-413-20130305
Moving Lives of Kids Art Center (MLK Mural) http://www.mlkmural.com
MLK Mural is a new organization,
that focuses on empowering youth through public environmental art education.
Follow the Fish Art and Adventure Trails®
is a new collaborative Lorain County arts initiative founded on June 21, 2012 that serves as a catalyst for local and regional tourism while celebrating our local businesses, communities, assets, and natural environment. http://www.followthefishtrail.com
Successful creative placemaking…
…places artists and art at the center of planning, execution and activity.
…leverages the creative potential already present in a place. All places have creative potential just waiting to bubble up. Even while drawing on resources from beyond the community, leveraging local artistic and organizational talent and assets increases the value in a community and the commitment to it, while nurturing an enduring sense of place.
…creates opportunities for people of all income levels and backgrounds to thrive in place. As its value increases, a place that is intentionally inclusive and connected is more likely to spur economic opportunity and allow people to succeed where they are.
…supports economic diversity in the community, providing multiple points of entry and interaction for people of all incomes. The more economically integrated a community is, the more access to opportunity exists for all.…creates interesting places that capitalize on distinctiveness. A creative approach improves the aesthetics of a place, whether it is the look, feel, sound or even smell. The difference sets that place apart as more interesting than others. A place that expresses its distinctiveness and resists commodification and sameness is more likely to have long-term appeal.
…creates a place where people want to go and linger. Successful places attract people beyond those required to be there. People lingering is an investment of time in a place and is apt to lead to additional investments.
…contributes to a mix of uses and people that makes places more diverse, more interesting and more active, thus making spontaneous interaction more likely. Intensifying and mixing activities creates the promise that visitors can stumble onto the fun, mingle with other people, or happen upon opportunity.
…fosters connections among people and across cultures. The relationships built among diverse groups of people create safer, more open places that create more opportunity and foster a sense that everyone is welcome.
…is always presenting itself to the public and encouraging pedestrian activity. Whether open or closed, a place that is a consistently interesting and active presence to the street promotes more pedestrian activity and creates the public perception that the place is safer and more animated. More pedestrians mean more prospective customers on the street to support more small businesses.
…creates a place where business wants to be. As a place becomes more active, commerce is likely to respond, thus giving people even more reasons to be there.
…convinces people that a place can have a different and better future. http://www.artplaceamerica.org/articles/principles-of-creative-placemaking/
-- The 'Theory of Iceality on Environmental Arts' is now considered as the cornerstone of the modern sustainable global Environmental Art Movement and the concept is now replicated by urban designers, architects and artists throughout the World.
-- In 1993 in Vienna, Austria at the World Conference on Human Rights, ICEA, with the approval of U.S. Delegates, Jimmy Carter and Geraldine Ferraro, began recycling and promoting United Nations' World Conferences until 2007..
-- Through this partnership with the United Nations, ICEA has influenced a global audience of literally billions of people.
-- Environmental Art was used by the National Endowment for the Arts as part of their 1997 American Canvas Project that is currently used in all 50 States.
-- In 2000, David and Renate Jakupca were appointed American Cultural Ambassadors representing the US at EXPO2000, The Worlds Fair held in Hanover, Germany.
For as one of his profilers, India Keyes commented, Jakupca's influence in the future world is so important that every person, plant or animal well being may be traced back to him. It is possible that someone using the Methodology of Iceality may find the cause of cancer, solve the worlds hunger problem or eliminate global warming.
David Jakupca’s philosophy in Art is displayed in his vast and varied art works and writings, which might be divided into the three great branches of the 'Theory of Iceality on Environmental Arts':
~ Environmental works – in which his ideas for a universal reform of knowledge, scientific method and the improvement of a sustainable state of Peace for all living things is presented.
~ Humanitarian works – in which his reforms in moral philosophy and social practices for Mankind are proposed.
~ Artistic works – in which he presents his original applied aesthetics on art and cultural objet d’arts.
A.R.K. stands for - Architektur Recycled Kulturstall.
The historic A.R.K. in Berea is the first structure in Cuyahoga County, Ohio to incorporate sustainable building concepts from the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro in 1992. It was hand built in 1994 by David and Renate Jakupca and considered the global home of the Environmental Arts Movement.
Estimated replacement value at $119,000 by the Cuyahoga County Auditor's Office, its value goes up exponentially when its historical, social and environmental factors are added in.
People Not Mascots' Logo
Acrylic on Canvas 22" x 28" 1992 Signed Lower Right
Current Owner assumed to be Lake Erie Native American Council (LENAC)
The 'People Not Mascots' Logo is meant to be a Native American protest caricature of the Cleveland Indians Baseball team. It was originally painted by David Jakupca, it has drawn criticism from some sportswriters, fans and local businessmen, but gained immediate acceptance among humanitarian, religious groups and Native Americans. It gained international popular attention when it was it exhibited by ICEA at the 1993 UN World Conference on Human Rights held in Vienna, Austria and has become one of the most recognized anti-racists logo's in existence. It also caused repercussions for the groups connected with the logo and this has been documented in the INTERNECINE MATRIX http://theicea.com/page21
The Minstrel Boy
Acrylic on Canvas 30" x 40" 1981 Signed Lower Left
Bermuda Maritime Museum
Acrylic on Canvas 30" x 46" 1979 Signed Lower Right
United Steel Workers of America
Mixed Media 2002 Unsigned
David Jakupca, through ICEA, has donated signs, murals, paintings, press releases, etc. for organizations, causes, and people worldwide. This is especially true for Third World Countries at the UN World Conferences.
American Cultural Ambassadors David Jakupca, Germany's World's Fair, EXPO 2000's 'Culture on the Move' . Here he addressed the 140 Nation Assembly of the concept for a permanent universal symbol of renewal and peace on earth for all living inhabitants through the 'Theory of Iceality on Environmental Arts'. This Symbol of Living Peace was the subject sculpture - Worlds Children Peace Monument. (WCPM) This project was initiated in cooperation with the United Nations 2000 Culture of Peace Program and organized in support of the UN Decade of Peace
and Non-Violence for the Children of the World and the United Nations Millennium Development Goals.
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