Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Like Bees to Honey

POLLINATION   < >   / /   insemination–dissemination

The Lure of the Pod.

Reach inside the belly of a FLORA and pluck a seed of inquiry.

Each candy contains a question you need to unwrap, read and think about – hatching conversation, dialogue and debate between friends and strangers that lingers for more than the usual 30 second WIKI search.

These candies, like seeds, act as disseminators and makers of connections.

My latest interactive, Pollination/ The Lure of the Pod, was installed for one day during the ARTBEAT festival this past weekend in Davis Square and sponsored by Somerville Arts Council. Morbidly large organic flora hugged the tree and suspended two orchid-like creatures, each with large sacks hanging low with the weight of candy wrapped with questions. Questions designed to encourage dialogue and the dissemination of ideas on the street. It was very popular with over 450 candy 'seeds' sown throughout the day.

In my usual fashion... I outsourced this task with some generous friends over a potluck. Lets say we had some hysterically funny discussions of our own while reading and wrapping buckets full of Smarties.

To see other sculptural crochet, click here and here.
To see other interactives, click here.

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