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Field to Palette: Soil Art Dialogues

Field to Palette: Dialogues on Soil and Art in the Anthropocene, eds. Alexandra Toland, Jay Noller & Gerd Wessoleck, CRC Press, November 2018

field to palette coverI am pleased to jointly publish a chapter, with Sam Illingworth and Matt Girling in this new collection: “an investigation of the cultural meanings, representations, and values of soil in a time of planetary change… critical reflections on some of the most challenging environmental problems of our time, including land take, groundwater pollution, desertification, and biodiversity loss. The book celebrates different disciplinary perspectives in a collection of dialogue texts between artists and scientists, interviews by the editors and invited curators, essays and poems by earth scientists and humanities scholars, soil recipes, maps, and DIY experiments. With contributions from over 100 internationally renowned researchers and practitioners, Field to Palette presents a set of visual methodologies and worldviews that expand our understanding of soil and encourage readers to develop their own interpretations of the ground beneath our feet.”