Elver: juvenile eel (source: U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service)

Environmental Art: In a general sense, it is art that helps improve our relationship with the natural world. There is no definition set in stone. This living worldwide movement is growing and changing as you read this. (Source: greenmuseum.org)

Gyotaku: the Japanese art of fish painting. It was developed more than a century ago as a fisherman’s method of recording the size and species of his catch. Freshly caught fish were painted with a non-toxic ink, and covered with a piece of rice paper. The paper was then carefully smoothed down, and removed to make an exact size copy of the fish. Once the print was completed, the fish could be washed and prepared for a meal. By using this technique, Japanese fishermen were able to both record and eat their catch.(source: Oberlin College Allen Memorial Art Museum)

Installation: A form of art, developed in the late 1950s, which involves the creation of an enveloping aesthetic or sensory experience in a particular environment, often inviting active engagement or immersion by the spectator. (source: Museum of Modern Art)

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