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The Return

Living Installation and Video; Syracuse NY & St. John, VI


A small greenhouse supports the environment that breaths new life into old discarded orchids plants and current flourishing plants. These orchids which were once forced artificially to produce blooms and look perfect at the point of sale, are induced to grow outside of their natural environment then left for trash at the end of a flowering season. After their

blossoming, the orchids are reclaimed, taken in a suitcase as a carry on luggage. They travel to be relocated in a natural environment in the Caribbean. Tied in coconut shells attached to the trees, they now grow, flourish and multiply.

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