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Artists damage the ecology when they do things with half knowledge

Earlier I have written on how an artist was consuming lots of power, instead of helping with save it, with her 'enlightening' art work. You can read it here:

I said then - problems will arise if one cannot see the whole picture like the scientists do.

Now I came across another similar story ( Source: AP).

Artist accused of damaging environment in Mexico

A Polish artist famed for slipping crocheted covers around unlikely objects has run afoul of environmental authorities in Mexico for slipping her brightly colored work around underwater sculptures near Cancun.

Agata Oleksiak says she intervened at the Cancun Underwater Museum this month to call attention to the dangers facing species such as the whale shark.

But museum director Jaime Gonzalez says she herself actually may have damaged marine life growing on the sculptures in the environmentally protected area. Gonzalez says prosecutors are preparing to lodge charges against her.


Hmmm. Artists, be careful while dealing with science subjects. It is important to see the whole picture. If you do things with half knowledge this is what happens!

'Half knowledge is always dangerous'. I know it is boring to hear this over and over again. And it is difficult to follow too. So...

Get ready to face the consequences now! Or try to get informed fully.

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Comment by Dr. Krishna Kumari Challa on August 19, 2014 at 11:04am


Surrounded Islands: Artists Christo and Jeanne-Claude stirred up a massive controversy in 1983 when they used 6.5 million sq ft of pink plastic to surround 11 islands in Biscayne Bay, Florida, USA.

Environmentalists were furious at the idea, and a federal trial came to a head just months before the installation.

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