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Robert Cannon  Princeton, NJ

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About Robert

Terraforming is a concept devised by the aerospace industry to describe the process of creating a habitable environments in uninhabitable places, like Mars or the Moon. I pirated the term to bring it to bear, through the works, on modernity, capitalism, indeed the whole Civilization Project which seems to me uninhabitable in certain ways. The Green movement seems too often left up to the engineers and activists, who bring science and passion, but the movement also needs vision, experiments in real Green Art, in Green Dreams, and Green Meaning and I see the Terraforms as one of these experiments.

The Terraforms are constructed of hollow shells of ferro-cement or metal with earth sculpted up through the voids and planted in the exposed areas. Terraforms do grow and change with the seasons. Like the proverbial canary in a coal mine, they are very reflective of the qualities of their environments, natural and social. They would over-grow themselves if left to return to nature, or whither and die if locked away in some storage room, or remain balanced if cared for in a healthy environment.

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"Dear Mr. Cannon,I am a second year architecture student studying in Sri Lanka, and for our first design project, we are to design a house for a sculptor. I have chosen you as my inspiration as I have been an admirer of your work for some time. I have come up with a design that revolves around trees, which are essentially nature's living sculptures, in my opinion.If you could spare some time, would you be able to give me a client brief as to what sort of a house you would like designed for yourself.Our brief requires that there be a studio space where you can display your sculptures within the house.I would also like to ask permission to use your name and pictures of your sculptures in my presentation panels.Thank you very much for your time.Sincerely,Vindya."

"i like the second one"

"I love these pieces and the website is very interesting. Art that I would love to own"

"Amazing! So different and earthy.. literally! I would love to have one of these in my home!"

"Absolutely THE sculture...! ! ! Your creativity is far beyond time. I LOVE your SCULPTURES so very much...! ! !"

"looks like that was great fun to create!!"

"cool what did you use to make it?"

"One of the coolest things ive seen in a long time.does anyone know where i could buy something like that?"

"I like this creation it is earth like and fun. What a creation !!!"

"Dude. I dig the heck out of this. The artist's statement brings so much wonderful depth to the work, and even without it the work stands on it's own as a beautiful example of art and ingenuity. This is a great example of how to make relevant, inspiring art."

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