In this section I collect the Living Sculptures I did before and during the pandemic.
To make them 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, but the living organisms rise up to find their way. These pieces showcase what lies underneath the floors we walk on. Tiles and asphalt don’t offer much life, but the layers underneath them do. Soil is full of nutrients and old seeds. To see something growing from them is just a matter of time.
These tiles are commonly used in offices as they can be easily removed to change the electric cables placed underneath them. They are very difficult to recycle and their lifespan is 25 years, when they are replaced by their young sisters.