Congratulations to Mason adjunct faculty, Claire Huschle, for her participation in recent publication.
August 5, 2019
Congratulations to Claire Huschle, adjunct faculty in the Arts Management Program, for her chapter Correlation Drawing/Drawing Correlations in Field to Palette: Dialogues on Soil and Art in the Anthropocene!!
What started as an advisory project in 2012, working with internationally known ceramic artist Margaret Boozer and Dr. Richard K. Shaw (from the New York City Reconnaissance Soil Survey) on a special commission for New York’s Museum of Art and Design, has come full circle with the publication of Field to Palette and the creation of the Art Extension Service, part of the Urban Soils Institute. The AES’ primary program is Project: Soils, which brings together artists and scientists to collaborate on ways to make ecological science more accessible to the general public.
Field to Palette, described by the publisher as, “focusing on concepts of soil functionality, the book weaves together 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” is an amazing encyclopedic resource for anyone who loves art and values the environment.
Huschle, who now serves as a co-director of the Artist Extension Service, is helping to carry out valuable work at the intersection of art and the environment. The next major project currently underway is the Project: Soil Room in Mary Mattingly’s social practice art project, Swale House on Governor’s Island, NY. This space hosts artist residencies of varying lengths that engage with urban land policy, agriculture, soil, food, and water.
Image on home page slider: Claire Huschle on site at Swale House with Project: Soils in New York.