This piece was created to transcend boarders and strengthen the earthly pulse desiring world peace, equality and environmental protection.
As part of the project, I collaborated with Leo Hobaica, Jr. TransCultural Exchange sent me to Israel to work with Karmela Berg and assist her in implementing her Tile Project installation at Tel Aviv University.
For my tile, participants from around the world made a soil trade. A Kit was sent to them containing sterilized French soil and ceremonial tools. They dug a small hole in the ground where they live and planted the French soil. The empty vile was then refilled with soil from their country. After completing this simple, poetic task a “One Earth” flag was planted, along with a plaque stating “This artist initiative transcends boarders to strengthen the earthly pulse desiring world peace, equality and environmental protection”. Participants photographed this initiative and sent me their soil sample.
Part of the soil from each participant has been mixed into resin to make tiles. This fusion symbolically creates “One Earth”, breaking borders that, in our estimation, are arbitrary, fabricated, and controlled. The soil remaining in each of the returned vials will be sealed in its container, marked with its place of origin, documented, and displayed as part of a future exhibition.