Andrea Bowers (American, b. 1965) Feminist Spirituality and Magical Politics Scrapbook, 2003 Photocopy on paper, 33 1/4 x 42 3/4 in (84.5 x 108.5 cm) Courtesy of the artist and Andrew Kreps Gallery.
Eco-feminism plays an important role in the work of Andrea Bowers', a tree sitter herself. A key aspect of her art is creating and protecting the records of activism, often ousted from the official annals, just like the history of women. Feminist Spirituality and Magical Politics Scrapbook (2003) belongs to the series Magical Politics, where she analyzed the spiritual roots of pioneer ecofeminist activists and memorialized their acts of civil disobedience, such as the 1980 Women’s Pentagon Action, or 1981 Mothers of Peace’ protest at the Diablo Nuclear Power Plant.