Plus 3 Ferris Wheels

Megan Berner
December 20, 2007, 2:30 pm
Filed under: Plus 3 Ferris Wheels

Cultivate, 2007
Running Time: 1 min
Megan Berner – Iowa City Iowa


For me, art—and life—is a never-ending process of change and movement. Thinking about the processes of growth and time and the idea of constant change and recycling, I began to use grass as a medium for my artwork. It seems to be a perfect metaphor for the ideas I am interested in exploring. It is a simple entity yet it works within a system of networks and layers of interconnectedness—most of which are invisible on the surface.

Growing grass is also a metaphor for the process of creation. It starts out as a small seed, an idea, and as you create a place to cultivate it, over time, it grows into something more. And it keeps on growing, transforming with each recycling, into something more, something new. Grass has the power to transform energy. And isn’t that what we do as artists, as humans?

Cultivate centers around these themes of growth, process, and creation—specifically dealing with the artistic process.

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