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3_Lehson
Growth & Decay III, 2009, soil, sand, straw, native Maryland wildflower seeds, 2x30x1 ft. This piece is installed outside and as it rains it will erode. The top layer of bricks is seeded and will bloom, eventually returning to the ground as the wall decays.
5_Lehson
Barren I, 2010, soil, sand, vegetable seeds, salt, dimensions variable This piece uses green building techniques to make earthen structures. Whereas previous pieces have been designed to use their living material to grow and change this piece is topped with salt. Barren draws a connection between the salted fields of medieval conflicts and the increasing salinity of overworked contemporary farmland.
2_Lehson
Barren II, 2010, soil, sand, vegetable seeds, salt, dimensions variable This piece uses green building techniques to make earthen structures. Whereas previous pieces have been designed to use their living material to grow and change this piece is topped with salt. Barren draws a connection between the salted fields of medieval conflicts and the increasing salinity of overworked contemporary farmland.
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