Revival Field by Mel Chin: “This sculpture created by artist Mel Chin uses materials and process that might seem outside the realm of art — soil, plant materials, biochemistry, and agriculture. Six kinds of plants known as hyperaccumulators are tested in this art lab for their effectiveness in absorbing heavy metals through their leaves and roots, thus cleansing the soil. As Chin says: ‘We live in a world of pollution with heavy metals saturating the soil, where there is no solution to that. If that (pollution) could be carved away, and life could return to that soil, then a diverse and ecologically balanced life, then that is a wonderful sculpture.’”
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Revival Field by Mel Chin: “This sculpture created by artist Mel Chin uses materials and process that might seem outside the realm of art — soil, plant materials, biochemistry, and agriculture. Six kinds of plants known as hyperaccumulators are tested in this art lab for their effectiveness in absorbing heavy metals through their leaves and roots, thus cleansing the soil. As Chin says: ‘We live in a world of pollution with heavy metals saturating the soil, where there is no solution to that. If that (pollution) could be carved away, and life could return to that soil, then a diverse and ecologically balanced life, then that is a wonderful sculpture.’”