"Nursing Home" is a metaphor of cycles, the flowering stage of life and the end of life. The nurturing of the new potential. In contrast to the crone, who is no longer "blossoming" yet nurtures the continuation of life with others.
A small greenhouse supports the environment that breathes new life into old discarded orchids and currently flourishing plants. These orchids are forced artificially to produce blooms, to look perfect at the point of sale, induced to grow outside of their natural environment, then left for trash at the end of a flowering season. After their blossoming, the artist orchids reclaimed orchids taking them in a suitcase as carry on luggage to relocate in their natural environment in the Caribbean. Tied to attach to the trees, they now grow, flourish, and multiply.
Surrounding the greenhouse are three hundred small saplings dug up from a deforested area of woodland, potted, are placed in a grid pattern on the gallery floor. Their renewed nurtured potential gaining a new order. The Eastern Red Cedar trees were collected from North Carolina and grow from Maine to Florida. The audience is encouraged to walk through to experience the nursery environment.