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Through re-creating a miniature living ecosystem specific to Richmond, the aim of Terrivivarium is to investigate the invisible systems present in this urban landscape. The terrarium is utilized as a form to highlight Richmond’s plant species and the environments that they inhabit. In addition to locally sourced plants, abstracted objects have been reconstructed based on location findings such as oil refinery towers, toxicity testing tubes and unexplained pipes indicating larger subterranean systems of territory.

Installed in the waiting room at the Richmond Health Center, Richmond, CA.

Terrivivarium [3]
Terrivivarium [3]
Locally sourced plants, soil, sculptural objects
10' x 12' x 2'
2012