Plant the Piece, Christopher Humes and Noah Scalin


Plant the Piece, before and after sprouting.

Artist: Christopher Humes and Noah Scalin

Title: Plant the Piece

Year created: 2004

Location: Richmond, Virginia

Materials: clay, compost and local seeds

What is the piece’s impact? The piece has been exhibited in several location. People were able to buy the pieces, and leave them to grow on their own.

How does this project relate to this change as art? The premiss is to leave a little life (seeds and soil) in areas touched by violence. The shape of the seed bombs reflect the nature of the violence. The “Seed Guns” are still available for individual sale and continue to be created for exhibits around the world.

What makes this an artistic project? The concept was developed and managed by an environmental artist. It was made in response to growing gun violence in their town.

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