Rob Carter "Faith in a Seed"

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Though I do not believe that a plant will spring up where no seed has been, I have great faith in a seed. Convince me that you have a seed there, and I am prepared to expect wonders.
-Henry David Thoreau

Faith in A Seed intertwines the languages of science and history into a living sculptural form. Rob Carter’s installation centers on the houses and gardens of three men of the 19th century. Miniature replicas of Charles Darwin’s Downe House, Henry David Thoreau’s cabin at Walden, and Sir John Bennet Lawes’ Rothamsted Manor are the centerpieces of a large-scale triangular garden.

The garden consists of dandelions, bush beans, and corn, planted in three distinct sections to represent each man’s methodology. Over the course of the exhibition, each estate will be become dwarfed and eventually overcome by its corresponding garden. Faith in a Seed lives between the gallery and the outside world, exposing the disproportionate relationship between food and shelter while highlighting man’s willingness to intervene in the natural order.

Viewers are invited to witness Carter’s controlled but fragile ecosystem in three distinct ways: time-based video projections, peepholes cut into the sides of the garden, as well as from an elevated viewing platform.



from April 13, 2012 to June 23, 2012

Opening Reception on 2012-04-13 from 18:00 to 20:00


Rob Carter

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