Abraham Cruzvillegas

When I went to the Tate Modern just over a year ago the exhibit in the Turbine Hall was a giant installation by Abraham Cruzvillegas. At first it seemed to be a load of planters in a tiered formation.

However after reading the description, I realised that all the different sections with soil taken from different places in London and it was almost like an experiment to see if anything would grow.

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This is the picture of the installation from the Tate website. It was only after reading about it that I really appreciated really liked this piece of work. 

Some of the planters had a lot growing in them whereas some of them, had nothing at all. I also really liked how DIY the whole thing felt since it was built with scaffolding and mismatched lighting. It was all very low tech.

I really like the thinking and the attitude behind it, that you don’t need some big sciencey set up to do this, and it’s really encouraged me with my own work.

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