Rupp is part of a growing movement of eco-artists that are finding a new voice within the mainstream art world, although limited. Artists who care passionately about the environment and want to use their craft to enact change are finding forums worldwide, including such places as EcoArtSpace and the Green Museum, which defines as itself as a "giant collaborative art-making tool."
But eco-artists are still rare. Just like this California condor, which--though teetering on the edge of extinction--still soars near the Grand Canyon in Arizona and in the state it was named after. A major reintroduction effort is underway, and from a low of 22 individuals in 1982, the population has now tripled. Their greatest threat is death from lead poisoning when they scavenge the remains of deer that have been shot with bullets that still contain the lethal heavy metal.