Mel Chin

has my complete admiration
A conceptual artist that works with political, cultural, and social issues in a variety of mediums.
One of my favorite projects is the Revival Field in which he worked with Dr Rufus Chaney at the Pig’s Eye Landfill in St. Paul, Minnesota. They used plants called hyperaccumulators that draw heavy metals from soil. The heavy metal are draw up to the leaves of these plants and then harvested. The harvest is processed and the metal removed to create a usable fuel.
Stowell's Open is responsible for the Art 21 animation of this project.

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