Definitions of “ecological art”, like organisms themselves, exist in a state of flux and are changeful and adapting. For me the expression of an “ethic” in relation to ecology is a key thread and while some of my work has been manifested “out of doors” I have largely concerned myself with representational work and the challenges of integrating questions about ethics. At what point does habitat become the cage? Do our acts of animal displacement consider animal culture along evolutionary timeframes? If we consider animals as ecological actors are we able to recognize their dramas or set stages? To what extent do our symbolic, romantic or poetic perspectives help or hinder non-human animal culture? Is the beauty of an animal enough to stimulate interest, concern, or acts of conservation?