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Flowers Don't Grow Out of Nothing

Flowers Don't Grow Out of Nothing

Flowers Don't Grow Out of Nothing, 2009
Mixed media
10’ x 6’ x 5’

Addison Walz

Flowers Don't Grow Out of Nothing consists of a cornucopia of large newspaper vegetables jauntily spilling out onto some lush black soil.  Walz’s comically oversized vegetables are imbedded with seeds, and during the exhibition the seeds sprout, producing a mix of beans, squashes, zucchini, strawberry, tomatoes and more.  As the work matures, the growing seedlings begin to replace the artworks: representations of food being overtaken by real, food-producing plants.

Addison Walz’s work seeks to deconstruct the function and meaning of real objects paired with fake representational forms of those objects to reveal the shortcomings of memory. Walz received her BA from Bard College, in Annandale-on-Hudson, NY.  She lives in Miami, FL.

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