"Spiritual Father of Environmental Art"
David Jakupca

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The Science Behind Environmental Arts

THEORY OF ICEALITY ON ENVIRONMENTAL ARTS
 
The "Theory of Iceality on Environmental Arts" 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 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 is making a difference in Art History. The pioneer artist of this new genre of art, David Jakupca, 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

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, natural art, green art, outdoor art, earth art, recycled art, sustainable art, ecodedsign, etc. These can be all be considered sub-categories under the umbrella of the main Environmental Art Genre.

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akupca 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;


1- 1992 Earth Summit on the Environment, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil  
2- 1993 World Conference on Human Rights, Vienna, Austria 
3- 1994 World Conference on Population and Development, Cairo, Egypt   

4- 1995 World Conference on Women, Beijing, China  
5- 1996 Habitat II- UN Conference on Human Settlements, Istanbul, Turkey 
6- 2000 World's Fair, Expo2000, Hannover, Germany   
7- 2001 World Conference on Racism, Durban, South Africa 
8- 2002 World Summit on Sustainability, Johannesburg, South Africa  
9- 2003 World Conference on Peace, Verbania, Italy   
10- 2005 World Conference on Peace, Verbania, Italy    
11- 2007 World Peace Conference, Santa Fe, New Mexico

 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 accepted 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:

EXPO 2000
From June 1st to October 31st, 2000, Hannover (Germany) hosts the World Exposition EXPO 2000. The exposition stands under the theme "Humankind - Nature - Technology: A new world arising".
About 180 countries and organizations participate in this event. David and Renate Jakupca were appointed American Cultural Ambassadors representing the United States, more than 50 countries have build their own pavilion, the remainder are presenting in exhibition halls. The exposition is 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
http://www.expo2000.org/index1.php


TED
(Technology, Entertainment and Design) is a global set of conferences owned by the private non-profit Sapling Foundation, formed to disseminate "ideas worth spreading." From 1990 onward, a growing community of "TEDsters" has been gathering annually at the invitation-only event in Monterey, California, until 2009, when it was relocated to Long Beach, California due to a substantial increase in attendees.  http://www.ted.com

BIONEERS
The whole-systems movement for social, cultural and environmental resilience
http://www.bioneers.org
http://conference.bioneers.org

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/

EXPO 2000

From June 1st to October 31st, 2000, Hannover (Germany) hosts the World Exposition EXPO 2000. The exposition stands under the theme "Humankind - Nature - Technology: A new world arising".
About 180 countries and organizations participate in this event. David and Renate Jakupca were appointed American Cultural Ambassadors representing the United States, more than 50 countries have build their own pavilion, the remainder are presenting in exhibition halls. The exposition is 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
http://www.expo2000.org/index1.php


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” .
http://dotearth.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/03/21/scientists-propose-a-new-architecture-for-sustainable-development.

Rio+20 Earth Summit - United Nations Conference on  Sustainable Development.
http://www.uncsd2012.org/

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.

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The ABC's of Environmental Arts Education using the Iceality Methodology

The  Revolutionary Educational Idea on the Rise
from the International Center for Environmental Arts (ICEA)

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 of the Iceality Method  whereby the interaction of multiple elements ( Peace Stones) work together in a culture of peace structured to produce an 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 goal-oriented and aided by motivation by concerned personnel.
 

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!



It 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 holistic learning process. It refers to the capability of people to improve their communities through their own 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 Germany. The increased creativity is achieved through practice, self-perfection, and individual innovations of 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. Other examples of the Iceality Methodology in Greater Cleveland are listed in the reference section below [1]

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 and 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.
Lakewood Peace Stone
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=oa.411274992305376&type=1
 
 
 
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 arts 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 the Ambassador Renate.

By India Keyes
 


Related Links:
A) -  ICEALITY SILVER REVELATION  
http://theicea.com/page3

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
 

C) - Building the National Coast-to-Coast 'Great American Peace Trail'
http://bereabuzz.blogspot.com/2013/03/building-national-coast-to-coast-great.html

[1] 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

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

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ICEALITY SILVER REVELATION BACKGROUND CHECK by Christa Herbert:
  • -- The Environmental Arts Movement was professionally organized by the The International Center for Environmental Arts (ICEA) founded  by David and Renate Jakupca in 1987.
  • -- Environmental Art is the true indigenous art form of the greater Cleveland, Ohio area.
  • -- The ARK in Berea is the global home to the Environmental Art Movement.
  • -- David Jakupca is the recognized leader and the Spiritual Father of the Environmental Art Movement.
  • -- 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.
  • -- Environmental Art is the number one Art Movement in Cleveland, Ohio
  • -- Environmental Art is the number one Art Movement in America.
  • -- Environmental Arts is the number one Art Movement Worldwide. 
 

David Jakupca is an American Philosopher, Ambassador, Artist, Activist and Author. He serves both as an American Cultural Ambassador and Universal Peace Ambassador in International capacities. He is extremely influential through his works, especially as a philosophical advocate and practitioner of the environmental arts methods developing the Sustainable Age revolution.

Jakupca with his wife, Renate, are the co-creators of the 'Theory of Iceality on Environmental Arts', aligning the vision with real-world social conditions and logistics. This work established and popularized inductive formulas for scientific inquiry, sometimes called the Iceality Method.  His demand for a planned procedure of investigating all things natural marked a new turn in the rhetorical and theoretical framework for the science of aesthetics, much of which surrounds conceptions of proper Environmental Art Methodology today.

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.   Major organizations, in particular, the United Nations, featured his Theory on Iceality 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.

David Jakupca is also considered to be the philosophical influence behind the dawning of the millenniums Sustainable Age. In his works, David Jakupca called for a development of avant-garde trilateral symmetry of social systems to align his vision with real-world social conditions and logistics that contend with the problems facing earth’s future. He always proposed that these environment/humanitarian/cultural systems should be done in conjunction with charitable purposes as a matter of healing this planet. Recalling Einstein’s admonition, paraphrased here, that a problem cannot be solved by the same thinking that created the problem in the first place, Jakupca, being ever mindful of the ecospheric integrity, advocated that the Environmental Arts should be practical and have as a holistic purpose the improvement of all living things.
This changed the course of art in history, from a merely contemplative state, as it was found in ancient times, to a practical, inventive modern state  that will, it time, continue to lead to the new Methods of Iceality that will prevent Ecocide and make possible a Sustainable Age, a Culture of Peace for all Living Things in the following centuries.

Although much of these Methods of Iceality proposals will not be established in his lifetime, his legacy was already considered by TIME Magazine, in their 2000 Millennium Edition, as one of their Heroes of the Planet.


Similar to a Cultural District with the historic ARK in Berea as its focal point, the North East Ohio Area where David worked, has been 'branded' as the Home of the Environmental Art(s) Movement by the International Center for Environmental Arts (ICEA) and as 'Cultural Industry' will continue to foster civic identity, cultivate tourism, and brand Ohio Environmental Arts and Culture in the Bioregion.

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.    

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ARK in Berea
  Mixed Media 1994 Signed Middle Front

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
  Photo Unavailable
  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

 

 


  

 

  The Controllers
Acrylic on Canvas 30" x 46" 1979 Signed Lower Right
McKinley Museum

 

 


 

 

 

 
 


  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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