Earth to Earth, 2010

 

Designed by Natalie Taylor

This piece was cast in rammed earth from a mould made from a real pregnant woman. 

As I cast it in soil, I added in seed potatoes that steadliy grew during the one month exhibition. 

By the end of the exhibition the potoatoes were forming leaves and stems, and responding well to the light. 

The whole form was protected by the wooden greenhouse frame carved in text describing germination, growth, blossoming process, culminating in decay and death.