Desde Las Grietas Las Semillas Creceran (In the Cracks the Seeds Will Grow) 2016
Having travled to Cuba five times since 1999 I have always been surprised more Cubans don't grow their of own food considering the temperate climate, and food shortages on the island. For this project we chose three sights where we planted adoptable gardens. We prepared the soil and planted seeds that were then available for adoption by attendees of an art exhibition. The adopters were requested to tend to the gardened then to leave the resulting fruits and vegetables in the open for people to pick. This project was produced in collaboration with Samantha Correa.
All the seeds brought to Cuba that weren't used in the production of this project were either given away to residents of Old Havana or planted in crevices and cracks of dirt through out Old Havana. All the seed were annuals and none of them posed any risk of becoming invasive species.