Growing Medieval Medicinal Plants, Shelf Garden

Growing Medieval Medicinal Plants, Shelf Garden

above: asparagus growing; detail

Growing Medieval Medicinal Plants, Shelf Garden, 2017

Shelf Garden is an installation of medieval medicinal plants in vases on a pharmacy pusher-kit shelf with a lighting system for horticulture of the plants. Shelf Garden addresses an indirect criticism of today’s commercial pharmaceutical practices and the current human condition in relation to commercial drugs as well as our own growing disconnect with nature. This installation also offers an approach to healthy Placemaking and public engagement with natural elements and their conversion process in an urban life setting.


Shelf Garden, 2017, medieval plants in vases, pharmacy pusher-kit shelf, lights, labels, 18″x 48″x 14″ and hand-printed lab coat
The 4th L.A.S.T Festival & Exhibition, Hammer Theater, San Jose, CA, April 7 & 8, 2017

Medieval medicinal plants growing, March 2017
Plants: buttercup, spelt, houseleek, chamomile, black henna, asparagus

Medieval medicinal plants growing, March 2017
Plants: spelt and houseleek

Shelf Garden Plants Information Card, 2107, letter-press print, edition of 15, 8.5 x 11 inches

Shelf Garden Plants Information Card, 2107, letter-press print, edition of 15, 8.5 x 11 inches
Kala Art Institute, Fellowship Residency, March 2017