Tuesday, April 7, 2009

“An Invitation to join in Tree Project!” for "Eat Clay or Die" exhibition curated by Michele Quan & Susannah Tisue at Greenwich House Pottery

The trees that still live from the time of the atomic bombing in Hiroshima are called Hibaku trees (A-bombed trees).

Since 2006, from Dr. Riki Horiguchi, a tree doctor in Hiroshima, I have been receiving seedlings and seeds of Ginkgo, Cycas revolute, Round Leaf Holly, Persimmon, Chinaberry, Firmiana simplex, Japanese Hackberry, Jujube trees that are the second or third generation of the Hibaku trees.

I am interested in giving Hibaku Persimmon seeds to the ones that are interested in planting and growing them. Thus, I am calling for ceramic artists to make his or her own ceramic pots to plant. Since persimmon plants will grow fruits, your pot with my seeds will be our collaboration piece for "Eat Clay or Die" exhibition curated by Michele Quan & Susannah Tisue in May at Greenwich House Pottery 16 Jones St. New York, NY 10014

Procedure:
At the opening of "Eat Clay or Die" exhibition on Tue, May 12, I will be giving the Hibaku Persimmon seeds. After the exhibition, you will grow your plants on your own. In Dec 2009, your handcrafted pots (in any shape, size, and taste) and the grown seedlings will be part of my Tree Project exhibition at The Horticultural Society of New York with your names credited as collaborators. After the Dec exhibition, I will document yourself with your pots in your hands and you will get your seedlings and pots back.

These pictures are the documentation of those who received trees from Hiroshima and the images will be part of Tree Project.

http://www.hsny.org/programs_exhibitions.html
http://treeproject.blogspot.com/

Please let me know if you are interested in creating pots for Hibaku Seeds for "Eat Clay or Die" exhibition at treeprojects@gmail.com
Hiroshi Sunairi 2009

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