Life between the tiles.
185 x 185 x 3 cm
Tiles, soil, water, seeds.
“Life between the tiles” is a living sculpture. I put soil between used tiles that had been discarded from a construction company. I planted different UK weeds, like hairy bittercress, sneezewort and pale flax, onto the soil. With a little water and care, they started to grow.
In man-made cities, life is restricted to what we allow to live. This piece raises a question to the viewer: What would happen if we let life happen naturally?
“Life between the tiles” was made just before the lockdown. During that time the answer to that question would be answered: We left cities for three months and in many places nature, which we had pushed out, grew freer without our presence, taking over urban areas once again.