Mark Miller Gallery New York City, Nov. 2012

Following a successful KickStarter campaign, a large-scale installation was designed for the Mark Miller Gallery on Orchard Street in New York’s Lower East Side. The gallery’s 700 square feet played host to a sculptural colony of 65 interconnecting components, and provided the perfect opportunity to put the system in play.

When this project began the designers knew very little about plants or horticulture, but they’ve learned a few things: Plants are delicate and they don’t like to be moved, and plants are kind of like our pets; they need attention, nutrients, and water. But unlike our pets, they can’t communicate their needs to us in a way that we fully understand.

One of the great successes of this installation was watching the way it came to life as local residents ventured in and lingered, absorbing the sights, sounds, and smells of the indoor garden, immersing themselves in the environment.