Our little school of field environmental philosophy just grew another inch with the addition of David Gloman to the board.
Dave is a renowned pleine aire landscape painter who, at any given moment, can be found somewhere in Nonotuck transferring the beauty he perceives through his brush, with his colors, onto the canvas.
Aesthetics—the study (of the values) of beauty—is central to environmental philosophy, and also to the conservation movement. We take care of things we love, and when we love places, we take care of them. Biocitizen is pleased to welcome Dave to the board because he brings our attention to our places, and their moments—helping us to see the beauty of our Nonotuck Biome, which is singular in character when compared to the rest of the world, and ours because it encradles us.
David is also an educator who teaches at Amherst College. As a board member, he will draw upon his pedagogical background and interests, and contribute to the development of curricula that inculcates bioregional awareness aesthetically, that can be applied not only here, but at our sister schools in Chile and Los Angeles.