Lynn Cazabon's avatar Lynn Cazabon

Uncultivated is a multi-part, indoor and outdoor installation focused on wild plants that uses the landscape surrounding a decommissioned Catholic church on Rumsey Street to geo-reference photographs of plants commonly known as 'weeds'. The photographs are displayed within a site-specific installation inside the church and one is featured on a public billboard along Grandview Ave SW, just south of Wealthy Street. The project questions the line we draw between cultivated and uncultivated plants, encouraging a more nuanced view of the natural environment we have collectively created in the wake of the way we live in cities. The images are also posted on the project website (http://uncultivated.info) along with detailed information on all the plants appearing in them. The project will include a plant walk in collaboration with Grand Rapids-based forager and author Lisa M. Rose on Sept 28. Grand Rapids represents the 7th city in which the Uncultivated has been realized.

Entry Details
  • Art form: Installation
  • Depth: variable
  • Medium: mixed
  • Width: variable
  • Year created: 2015
  • Height: variable