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Saturday, February 2, 2013

David Jakupca, the "Spiritual Father of the Environmental Art" Movement.

American Cultural Ambassador David Jakupca is officially credited and accepted with being the Spiritual Father of the Environmental Art Movement by many organizations including the United Nations, Earth Island Institute, Time Magazine, State of Ohio and many others.

 David Jakupca
American Cultural Ambassador
Universal Peace Ambassador
Spiritual Father of the Environmental Arts Movement
Founder of the International Center for Environmental Arts (ICEA)

American Cultural Ambassadors
David and Renate Jakupca
    This is due primarily to his pioneer work on The 'Theory of Iceality' on Environmental Arts: which is a 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, Animal and Plant Kingdoms)

David and Renate Jakupca are also responsible for enlightening the art community to the new genre of Environmental Art when they founded the International Center for Environmental Arts (ICEA) in 1987 at the historic ARK in Berea , Ohio.  ICEA was organized into three divisions:  Environmental, Humanities, Arts and Culture.
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.  "David Jakupca is the Prototype. No one ever did it All with his kind of style, grace and madness", says Martin B. Lane.
According to Jakupca, The Environmental Art Movement over the past decades has 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 Movement. 

David and Renate Jakupca
American Cultural Ambassadors
Universal Peace Ambassadors
ARK in Berea
Ambassador David Jakupca
with the Italian Medal of Arts
for designing the
'Worlds Children Peace Monument'
2003, Verbania Italy
State of Ohio Recognizes
  Environmental Artist
ARK in Berea
Jakupca asserts that, "Respect for human and environmental rights and greater understanding between people from different racial and religious backgrounds must be the first step of society in today's fast-changing, globalized world."  Maxim effort of his Iceality Theory was put into the design of the Great American Peace trail (GAPT) and the Worlds Children Peace Monument (WCPM), which received the Italian Medal of Arts in Verbania Italy.

The goal is accomplished according to Jakupca, "Is by focusing on the creative process and affirming that Environmental Art is a catalyst for social change by empowering participants, transforming environments and contributing to collective healing and economic development."

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 urban designers, architects and artists throughout the World. However, not all of Jakupca's contemporaries did
accepted the new theory at once.

HABITAT II - Revisited
UN Conference on Cities
Spiritual Father Recognition
City of Cleveland
At the ARK in Berea, David Jakupca stated 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. Practical models can then be developed which separate the natural processes into theoretical-mathematical descriptions. Therefore, by analytical means the necessary conditions that have to be satisfied are deduced. Separate events must satisfy these conditions. Experience should then match the conclusions.

The special 'Theory of Iceality' and the general natural processes are connected. As stated above, the special 'Theory of Iceality' applies to all inertial physical phenomena and its relation to all other forces of nature.

*'ICEALITY" is the measure of the connection between the environment plus civic engagement through arts and culture which results in a sustainable positive and peaceful quality of life for all living things.

1994 Cleveland Magazine
Readers Choice Award
Favorite Artist

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 tourism, and brand Ohio Environmental Arts and Culture District in the Bioregion.

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 Art is the number one Art Movement Worldwide.

     Results for Comparable Artworks and Artist History of David Jakupca

    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.    
    (click on images to enlarge) 

      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.

    Standard Biographical References and Resources used in research and appraisals are:

    Davenport: Davenport¹s Art Reference and Price Guide by R.J. Davenport, published yearly, 1987 to present.
    Franklin & James: Auction Price Guide, published Bi-Annually
    Falk¹s: Auction Price Guide, published Annually
    Hislop¹s Art Price Index: Auction Price Guide, published Annually
    Meyer¹s Price Gu
    ide to Antiques and Fine Art: Auction Price Guide, published Bi-Annually
    Fine Art: (Susan Theran) Auction Price Guide to the Art Marketplace, published Bi-annually from 1987 to 1996
    Art at Auction in America: Auction Price Guide, published Annually from circa 1990 to 1995
    AskArt: Online auction, gallery and research resource on the internet

    ArtNet: Online auction, gallery and research resource on the internet
    Fine Art Investment Services: Online auction, gallery and research resource on the internet
    ADEC (Artprice): Online auction, gallery and research resource on the internet
    Art Library Online: Online auction, gallery and research resource on the internet
    Traditional Fine Arts Online: Online auction, gallery and research resource on the internet
    iCollector: Online auction, gallery and research resource on the internet
    The United States Library of Congress: in Washington, DC
    American Art Review: A bi-monthly art magazine devoted to the art marketplace and museum and gallery operations
    Art and Auction: A bi-monthly art magazine devoted to the art marketplace and art auction operations
    Art and Antiques: A bi-monthly art magazine devoted to the art marketplace and art and antiques auctions
    Antiques: A monthly art magazine devoted to the art and antiques marketplace and gallery operations
    American Artist: A monthly art magazine devoted to the art marketplace and artist promotions and marketing.
    The Artist: A monthly art magazine devoted to the art marketplace and artist promotions and marketing.



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    As part of the The Iceality Silver Revelation, Information from the the archives will be added to the website http://www.TheICEA.com  If you're an educator who teaches government, civics, social studies, history, arts and culture, etc. this is an amazing and FREE tool for you and your students to use for years to come!
    Additional Quotes:

    At the formation of ICEA, Canadian activist Rick Coronado from Great Lakes United forecasted, “The International Center for Environmental Arts (ICEA), founded by David and Renate Jakupca, will act as our benchmark by which we can measure change and continuity in everything from the environment to relations between people through the Arts. But more than that, it will remind us that we are not the first people, native and immigrants alike, to face difficult choices in troubled times".

    “The International Center for Environmental Arts (ICEA) is the blueprint that all all arts organizations should aspire to worldwide. Inspirational, groundbreaking, innovative, encouraging and most important all inclusive. Creativity is strong in ICEA’s hands. Ben Chavis, UCC at the Earth Summit 1992

    "We at the Interchurch Council of Greater Cleveland praise the work of God's Spirit on behalf of human rights through the United Nations.  We marvel at the results of the work of the Spirit; We applaud those inspired instruments of Peace who relentlessly and courageously promote and defend human rights;
    And we reaffirm our commitment to do our part in bringing this sacred and colossal mission to fruition."  Letter of Support from the Interchurch Council of Cleveland,  Rev. Thomas Olcott., Ex. Dir., June 15th, 1993.
    "The Jakupca's efforts prove that art can, perhaps even should, be political and progressive."
    Cleveland Magazine, upon receiving the 1994 Reader's Choice Award for Best Artist. 

    "David Jakupca and his International Center for Environmental Arts (ICEA) is a team of art experts who have successfully fused not-for-profit idealism with for-profit pragmatism. The result is the country's only comprehensive professional artist run cultural program exclusively devoted to environmental and humanitarian concerns facing mankind in the 21st century. Spending his time devising strategies that have allowed his art work to influence people worldwide in promoting a better way of living, the ‘better way’ is by successfully demonstrating that a socially aware artist with a vision can make a real difference at the global level. Ed Burns, President Cleveland Jaycees 1994

    "I would like to congratulate you on the successful presentation of the Habitat II Conference Exhibit in Cleveland, Ohio during your city's Bicentennial celebration.  Activities and support of the objectives of the United Nations by non-governmental organizations such as yours are, indeed, one of the most important means for informing public opinion.  We greatly appreciate the contribution you have made."  Mian Qadrud-din, Director of Public Services, United Nations 1996.

     "Thank you for your recent letter and the accompanying materials about the impact of your exhibit, 'Endangered Spaces' for the American Canvas Project.  Environmental Art is extremely worthwhile and I am glad to hear that it is reaching a global audience."  Jane Alexander, Chairman, National Endowment of the Arts, January 3, 1997.
      "People doing extraordinary things to preserve the environment."
    Time Magazine, Nominated as Heroes of the Planet, April 2000
     "In recognition of participation in the establishment of better ties amongst nations.  The holder of this memento is hereby honored for a positive contribution towards and participation in the establishment of a better future for South Africa and the World especially the upliftment of children  and those in need living in poverty without jobs and food."  Nelson Mandela, 2001 UN Conference Against Racism in Durban, SA

    "David and Renate Jakupca have been the leaders in showing how the Theory of Iceality works -- how small changes can lead to big ones. It is particularly fitting that as they approach the zenith of their careers, it coincides with this year's award. They are universally recognized and have been the honored guests at an extraordinary number of lectures and symposia all over the globe celebrating the Iceality of Peace."  
    India Keyes, Community Cultural Activist, Freedom Award 2012

    "With the founding of the 'Great American Peace Trail', the Pathfinders [David and Renate Jakupca] have blazed a Trail in the History of Peace so that all others may follow,  this is a natural extension of Man's capabilities"  Christ Herbert, City of Parma Educator, at Parma Peace Stone Ceremony.

    Worlds Peacemakers Hall of Fame   http://theicea.com/page28










    Dianne Eno said...

    Prophets and Visionaries like American Cultural Ambassador David and Renate Jakupca, are rarely celebrated or even welcomed as such within their regular environs. Family think you are the black sheep, neighbors think your plain nuts and the community spins wonderful and reckless tales of your imagined notorious misadventures, brimming with danger and threat.

    But WE know who you REALLY are. WE SEE YOU. You are one of the Dreamweavers, threading Reality with intention, purpose and the possibility of the unprecedented vision of Iceality!!

    You are the PoetBard, telling the story of a new mythos and cosmology, one where every particle is sentient, aware and responsive to your call.

    You are the Vibrational Master, harmonizing, attuning and synchronizing as you work with energies unseen, frequencies still called into question by so many.

    You are the Heart-Centered Healer, bringing compassion, aid and kindly help; you bind up the broken-hearted and heal the lame and halt.

    You are the SingerSower, planting musical seeds into the spiral cochlea cornucopia of those ears that are open and responsive to your Song.

    You are a Passionate and Creative Lover, expanding the infinite possibilities for the expression of Agape, creating pleasure that melts minds and hearts and merges them all into a single hot amalgam.

    You are the Total Anarchist Rebel, refusing to live as subject to the tyranny of any law, prince, president or pontiff that offends your sense of the Good.

    You are the True Philosopher King, or Queen, the living embodiment of Sophia, the Wisdom Goddess, open to her influx and channeling her Wisdom into your world as your unique contribution of Love and Service.

    We Honor You, We Thank You, We Cherish You and We Welcome you this Wisdom.


    Holly Friesen said...

    Holly Friesen

    I am a contemporary Canadian landscape painter based out of Montreal. I paint from inside the landscape which means that my work revolves around earth-honoring images that reflect and instill connection to local bio-regions. These images internalize through the the Theory of Iceality a reverence for the earth and shift the intent from harming the world to living in a mutually life enhancing manner.