A collaboration with Claire Arctander
Newspaper, construction paper, laundry lint, seeds, compost, beeswax, pigment
For the 2021 Terrain Biennial
Remedy is a land-based, site-specific diamond formation made of colorful, organic materials, and nestled into a nondescript suburban parkway. Remedy is comprised of seed bombs -- hand-pressed out of recycled, organically derived materials like laundry lint, scrap paper, compost, newspaper, flour, and so forth -- and stones covered in tinted beeswax. The bottom layer of bombs highlight warm, autumnal colors, like red, orange, and brown, while the upper layer approximates a grass-green. From a distance, Remedy may appear as a continuation of grass.
All green bombs are packed with perennial native plants that will sprout in the Spring. Each plant has a purple flower, to match the charming exterior of Holly and Tom’s house, right in front. By adding compost and organic matter alongside greater biodiversity, this parkway will create a richer environment for microbes, which in turn aid in root development and the capture of CO2 from the atmosphere. Native plantings like this one present one of our most accessible means of contributing to the fight against climate change on a front yard scale.