Monday, 29 September 2014

9/11 Memorial Dandelion

I've been away in NYC for 10 days this month where I was researching invasive plant species for a commission i'm working on. It was a really brilliant trip - i met with other artists whose work deals with issues surrounding ecology, climate change and invasive species and i tried to connect with scientists and ecologists who work in the city. While there I also had time to go to galleries and museums and walk all over the city.

The dandelion is used to symbolize hope and i saw a beautiful example of this as I walked past the 9/11 Memorial site. The large image of the dandelion seed head was used to cover one of the construction barriers that continue to surround areas of the site.