Biolabyrinth

     

    Biolabyrinth took the form of a large functioning earthwork that filtered water through a series of labyrinthine plant forms. This temporary project imagined an even larger permanent structure that could filter storm water run-off from city streets that presently flows directly into the Carquinez Strait and is a source of much water pollution.

     

    The main satellite event from this project was a panel discussion on bioremediation in art where I was joined with fellow artist Marisa Farnsworth, who showed her work using plants as filters in bathroom facilities, and Thomas Azwell, a biologist with UC Berkeley, who showed a number of projects that used various forms of bioremediation.