In podcast 8, we explore the world of globally acclaimed artists, Helen and Newton Harrison. From ecopioneers in the art movement of the 60’s and 70’s to leaders in reimagining our world under global climate change, the Harrison Studio has a rich history of art exhibits and environmental mitigation projects around the world. The Harrisons were some of the first artists to explore how we interact with our surrounding landscapes to increase its energetic output in the midst of, and directly in response to, global climate change.
Their first major work, the Lagoon Cycle, commissioned in 1973 and 74, is still considered a foundational work for the Art and Ecology Movement. Much of their work, preceding 2015, is summarized in their beautiful book, the Time of the Force Majeure. Since Helen's death in 2018, Newton has continued to further develop their work, with ongoing projects in California and around the World.