ARTS AND THE ENVIRONMENT
Hamdzun HaronMaharam MamatMashitoh YaacobMaznah IbrahimPusat Pengajian UmumUniversiti Kebangsaan Malaysiahh@email@example.com@firstname.lastname@example.org
Arts and environment is a research that aims to study how far is theutilisation or application of environmental elements in the process of constructing a particular art work. The focus of this research is what arethe elements of environment used and how has it been used in harmonywith the process of constructing the art work. Therefore, four studies havebeen conducted on two areas of arts - Traditional Malay Craft, and MalayLiterature by four researchers. Namely, this research involved in thestudies of Natural Environmental Motives in Malay Traditional Craft,Issues and Elements of the Environment in Selected Thriller Novels,Classical Malay Poem (Syair) and the Environment, and Malay Poem(Pantun) and the Environment. The findings of this research can be wellcontributed to both fields in broadening the horizon of their perspectives.For the field of arts, particularly fine arts and literature; this research notonly adding to the appreciation towards the process of constructing thework of arts but also multiplies the audience of the field. For theenvironmental field, the reader is hoped not only to have betterunderstanding of environment but also to have reached the level of environmental awareness. Thus, this research that combined twodisciplines is able to attract the audience from both arts and environmentto appreciate each others work.