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Mary Mattingly

What Happens After

Time to reconsider what we take for granted and what responsibilities we have to the planet—the sustainable art of Mary Mattingly.
 
As we navigate the early decades of a new epoch defined by measurable human imprint on the earth, the question of how we will reconcile our behavior with the evidence of its catastrophic effects is yet to be answered. With her works on sustainability, contemporary US artist Mary Mattingly examines how we can connect and reconnect to Earth.
 
Life on Earth depends upon clean air and water, biodiversity, and a stable climate. These global commons—the ecosystems and processes that regulate the stability of the Earth system—are the foundation of human life, economy, and society. As a visual artist, Mattingly is a messenger for ways we can value these commons which makes her work uttermost topical and important. This comprehensive publication features an extensive overview of her installations and performances, including among others Swale, an edible landscape on a barge in New York City.

304 pages | 244 color plates | 10 x 13

Art: American Art, Art--General Studies, Photography


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Table of Contents

Introduction
The Commons/Julie Decker and Nicholas Bell
SECTION 1: GROW
Introduction/Kristine Wong
Featured Projects:
Wetland
Arctic Food Forest
Swale
Along the Lines of Displacement
Flock House
SECTION 2: BUILD
Interview/Mary Mattingly and Sergio Bessa
Featured Projects:
Wearable Homes
Waterpod
Triple Island
Pull Havana
Wading Bridge
SECTION 3: GATHER
Introduction/Heather Davis
Featured Projects:
First Light
Own.it/Bundles/Proposals
Because for now…
Open Ocean
Ecotopian Library
SECTION 4: DISPERSE
Introduction/Stephanie Wakefield and Gean Moreno
Featured Projects:
Rare Earth Elements
Cobalt
What Happens After

Afterword
Art and the Earth/Stan Cox

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