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Stitch Field – 14 Feb – 9 June 2024

14 February @ 9:00 am 9 June @ 5:00 pm

Our rapidly changing climates and expanding populations have challenged the pre-existing structures in place for meeting the demand for food and water. One solution, hydroponic farming systems, allows for accelerated agricultural production within compact urban centers, but these self-enclosed systems separate us from the land. Stitch Field offers an alternative to the plastic-filled warehouses of plants associated with hydroponic systems by using knitted sheep’s wool as substrate and replacing engineered crops with locally occurring plants.

Alice-Marie Archer hand-knits fibre sculptures that are each embedded with seeds, creating patterns suited to the needs of each seed species—whether it grows best in a divot, pocket, or row. For this site-specific installation at the Benton, the artist has chosen seeds of locally occurring California plants with either edible or medicinal properties.

The Benton Museum of Art at Pomona College

120W. Bonita Avenue
Claremont, California CA 91711 United States
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