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Detail, Harvest
Detail, Harvest
seed on painted substrate
29 x 71 inches

Harvest is an outdoor installation consisting of seed on top of a painted base. The first iteration depicts the word “HARVEST” in seed colors similar to the drawing installation. New applications of seed will be installed, reflecting images and words relating to the harvest. Accepting that Nature is often out of ones control while farming, I use the concept of natural intervention as a material in my art. Animals, birds, the wind, and weather will scatter and consume the seed, eventually revealing the painted quote underneath, by the sharecropper and civil rights activist, Fannie Lou Hamer.