The Art Institute of Chicago
10.5′ x 5’2″ x 17.5′
A passageway constructed of wood and conduit with a curved ceiling of hand felted scutched linen flax paper panels. Walls of hand woven linen with horizontal pockets held soil and flax seeds. A drip irrigation system watered the walls, within which the flax sprouted under high intensity gas discharge lamps. A raised floor of flax seeds, covered over a reservoir within which two pumps recycled the water. An odor of growth and decay developed as the piece went through a three-week life cycle from germination to flourishing, then death.