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Soil Painting

To celebrate World Soil Day in 2015 and 2017, the Cornell Soil Health Lab organized community celebrations to create paintings using soil-derived paints. We have since shared our love of soil at similar community outreach events. View time lapse videos.

2017: Three Sisters in Soil

This painting, generously funded by the  Soil and Crop Sciences Section, School of Integrative Plant Science, won the university division of the soil painting competition sponsored by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).

Three Sisters in Soil

Community painting

Community painting

2018: Roses

Community soil painting event at the Ithaca Grassroots Festival of Music and Dance, July 20, 2018.

Extended video.

Roses

Roses

Community canvas

Community canvas

Phoebe Aceto (designer, supporting artist), Kirsten Kurtz (principal artist and organizer) and supporting artists Patty Chan, Alexander Fals and Shiyi Li.

Phoebe Aceto (designer, supporting artist), Kirsten Kurtz (principal artist and organizer) and supporting artists Patty Chan, Alexander Fals and Shiyi Li.

2015: For the Love of Soil

McGraw Tower

McGraw Tower

More community soil painting events

Ithaca Reggae Fest – June 23, 2018:

soil painting ithaca reggae fest

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