Rachelle Dang

    Exhibition: The Socrates Annual 2019

    Seed Box: Trees of New York,

    Cornus alternifolia, Quercus macrocarpa, Acer rubrum, Amelanchier arborea, Hamamelis virginiana, soil, mulch, landscape mesh, container pots, wood, concrete, aluminum, digital print on vinyl

    96 x 300 x 120 inches

    Native Bur Oak, Eastern Redbud, Pagoda Dogwood, Sweet Gum and Witch Hazel trees accompany jumbo-size seed replicas in Rachelle Dang’s 'Seed Box: Trees of New York.' Based on 18th-century containers for horticultural samples sent across the globe and emblematic of Enlightenment thinking, the box incorporates the imagery of European botanical textile prints of the same era. Situated in the Socrates landscape the piece highlights the interweaving of colonialism, art and botany in the contemporary landscape.
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    Photography by Scott Lynch and Sara Morgan.
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