art is not just a deliberate attempt to express what the artist feels, but arises also from motivations and understanding of which the artist might not even be aware.

An excellent and valuable point.

are you aware of Daniel Dancer’s views on what he termed “eco-pornâ€?, or Niall Benvie’s writing on the topic?

I think a professor friend of mine sent me a brief article from one or the other after I held forth on the subject a year or so back. But the concept is obvious.

Hey, rant all you want. I love comments like that!