The Environment

Confronting humankind’s impact on the environment has been a significant concern in Judy Chicago’s work throughout her career, starting with her Atmospheres series, begun in 1969, which was a direct commentary on the more destructive, imposing Earth Works of her male contemporaries. Chicago has continued to expand her definition of feminist principles to include not only equal rights for women, but a need for global justice that includes the humane treatment of all creatures and care for the Earth. These ideals are at the forefront of her most recent major body of work, The End: A Meditation on Death and Extinction.