There is both a simple beauty and fleeting violence in the act of cutting a flower. Planting Piece offers a moment of contemplation for those that engage in this invented ritual.
The central action of this piece is a reversal of the norm: one reaches above to the table to cut a flower and places it below in a vase on the ground.
The presence of filled vases amongst empty ones becomes an ethereal representation of previous contributors. The pattern that emerges from the plantings is a reminder of individuality amid the masses.
A music stand displays the score that provides the following instruction to participants:
Cut a flower.
Use a kneeling bench to plant it in a vase.