Hibaku trees: the trees that survived the atomic bombings/Nature tells us with no ideological standpoint about war atomic bombs peace nature and the environment - Dr. Chikara Horiguchi
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
New York, Bronx!!: Alex Neroulias's Persimmon seeds sprouted
Alex Nerouliaswith newly planted pot on May 12th at "Eat Clay or Die" exhibition curated by Susannah Tisue and Michele Quan in May at Greenwich House Pottery.
"Hey All, YES!! my persimmon seed sprouted today some time between 5-8 pm ( Am I a cornball for knowing the time? Who cares, I'm just so stoked its come into existence). I immediately moved the pot to the nursery in the front of my house where it will get plenty of sun, company from other plants, and a chance to grow big and strong In The Bronx. Peace.
My family moved to NYC 60 years ago and soon there after moved into a home in the Bronx. My grandmother planted 2 magnolia trees next to each other where they grew and lived happily until recently. My neighbor had a problem with his driveway and cut down one of the trees. It is my belief and understanding that this caused the other magnolia tree to die as their roots were intertwined in a symbiotic relationship providing life and support. It was the day before your opening i was up on a gigantic latter cutting down the dead tree leaving a small void in my yard and heart. I hope that with time and patience I will be able to plant one of the seedlings from the tree doctor in its place.
Beyond their inherent purpose of life and beauty, symbolically these seeds are loaded with meaning and purpose. I wonder if they are more resilient than other trees being as that their ancestors went through such a catastrophic event. I'm sure Darwin would say so..
Either way this is an amazing project which I am proud and honored to be a part of."