Jackie Brookner was a late 20th century American sculptor, ecological artist, and educator focused on the intersection of ecology, human nature, and our connection to the natural world. Beginning in the mid-1990s, her work focused on plant-based water remediation in the form of Biosculptures: living sculptures that use the capacity of carefully chosen plants to clean and filter water. Made of mosses, ferns and other plants growing on stone and concrete structures, the Biosculptures provide ecological and aesthetic solutions to water quality and water quantity problems. She has successfully restored tracts of land and wetlands in Grossenhain Germany, Salo Finland, and locations throughout the United States.
Join the education staff of the Nevada Museum of Art as they explore the Biosculptures created by Jackie Brookner. This workshop will explore ways in which art can be used to address real world issues with creative solutions and cross-disciplinary knowledge to inspire and motivate students.