poppy-red wheat

wild poppy seeds sown into a wheat field in the shape of a 100 m long lizard.

the sowing of unwanted flora draws attention to the concept of “permissible” species as a social construct. weeds are defined by a nation’s laws, and plants that are declared a weed in one place may be a precious resource in another.

a key aspect of environmental art is human dependency on our surroundings. the way we relate physically and emotionally to a particular ecosystem informs how we feel about it and how much we respect it.