Mattingly's 'Swale' Featured in The Wall Street Journal

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An Artist Floats an Edible Forest
Susan Delson | July 28, 2016

It didn’t take long for the fishermen in the Bronx’s Concrete Plant Park to notice “Swale.”

Under any circumstances, an 11-foot-high, 130-by-40-foot barge would be hard to miss. But one that calls itself “a floating food forest in New York City and beyond” almost demands a closer look.

Conceived by artist Mary Mattingly and brought into existence with a swarm of collaborators, “Swale” explores ideas about art, sustainability, technology and access to fresh, healthy food.

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