1989 – Green Plant

Green Plant

(244.1 x 56.6 x 7.9 cm)

A tray of soil from which grass grows during the time the work is exhibited. I put a net inside the tray in order to keep the soil in place while standing. The shape, size and installation of the sculpture is similar to Red Plank, a 1969 work by the American minimalist artist John McCracken. Green Plant was shown in Galería Moriarty in 1989 and then bought by Jeffrey Deitch for the show Artificial Nature at the Deste Foundation. The images are of the grass growing in the studio and of the grass already dry after those two weeks in Moriarty.