Exhibition: "Hybridea" - city art project, Helsinki

Life as Weeds

A process of collecting a small weed plants growing midst the concrete and stones of the streets of Helsinki.

Each weed is carefully collected into a wet fabric and then its roots are folded inside a golden paper.

As the gatherer is trying to give plant a better future, the change of environment and efforts of nurturing them proved ineffective. Within weeks all of the weeds died.

Without "the rescuing" the plants would have lived longer in their seemingly harsh environment.

The piece deals with self-serving ego-boosting charity work whose only purpose is to put its otherwise ignorant completer on a pedestal.