SEMI WILD SEED DUMPLINGS - 2016

Interactive Public Installation
Semi Wild Seed Dumplings
Semi Wild Seed Dumplings

Semi Wild Seed Dumplings
Semi Wild Seed Dumplings

Semi Wild Seed Dumplings
Semi Wild Seed Dumplings

Semi Wild Seed Dumplings
Semi Wild Seed Dumplings

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Created in collaboration with artist Sophie An and in association with Parnell Inc for Auckland Artweek 2016.

This work is a take on the ancient Japanese perma-culture technique of tsuchi dango, which means 'earth dumpling'. 

 

Mother nature takes care of the seeds we sow and decides which crops to provide us with. Like a process of natural selection, because ultimately nature decides what will grow and when germination will occur. Therefore, this installation is a random selection process; you won’t know which vegetable you have chosen until it starts sprouting from mother earth.

Our seed bombs contained organic vegetable seeds, chosen for sewing in NZ Spring/Summer. It is believed that vegetables grown in this way are stronger than most people think. Viewers were encouraged to take their pick and plant in a place of their choosing.

 

100% natural materials were used in the creation of this installation.

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