Soil, wheat seeds, structure from recycled metal, fabric. Photos © Matthieu Raffard.
Exhibited at the 2010 Crossing the Line FIAF Festival at Invisible Dog Gallery, Brooklyn, NY ; at the French Institute Alliance Française FGH Theater hall, NY ; at Brooklyn Utopias: Farm City at The Old Stone House Gallery, Brooklyn, NY and at the Anatomia Botanica exhibition at the Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Museum of Art, Nashville.
The natural world, ingested as food becomes a component of human being. Through these anthropomorphic and organic sculptures made of soil and wheat grass seeds, I strive to show that food, it’s origin, it’s transport, has an impact on us beyond it’s taste. The power inside it affects every organ of our body. Observing nature and being aware of what and how we eat makes us more sensitive to food cycles in the world – of abundance, of famine – and allows us to be physically, intellectually and spiritually connected to a global reality.