GREEN WORDS, growing the language
I was the artist in residence at VanDusen Botanical Garden for the summer of 2008. I created several installations throughout the garden, the first being: Culture- which consisted of a large wooden form, 6 feet tall, planted with rye grass seed. This piece questions our notion of Culture as it relates to nature. It stems from the concept of our becoming a civilized society, hence -cultured- through agriculture/horticulture. Our power to manipulate nature has led to an assumption of superiority over the natural environment. I related my work to the era of Versaille as the epitome of this idea of the garden as symbol of high culture.

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