curious, not creepy.


flower bombs. [project two]
June 2, 2008, 11:00 pm
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it took me a really long time to figure out what it was i wanted to do for this weeks project. i didn’t want to do something predictable, like actual graffiti.  so i was just thinking and thinking and couldn’t come up with anything that i could have gotten done in time for friday. i know, i know, i should have met the deadline but i’d rather do a piece that i actually like a lot and turn it in a couple days late then one that means nothing to me on time. 

what i ended up coming up with was this:

flower bombs. or at least that’s what i’m calling them. originally i wanted to plant flowers throughout my neighborhood in vacant lots, but my concern was their upkeep after being planted. but then, i found this group who was interested in the same thing i was. http://guerrillagardening.org/  i took a spin on their seed bombs and used earthworm castings and wildflower seeds meant to flourish in the southwest. as all cities, ours is growing at a very quick rate. i remember reading an article about a year ago saying that in 10 years [9 now, i guess] Tucson and Phoneix will meet. there will no longer be any desert seperating us.  now, i’m not necessarily the biggest fan of the desert and don’t really find it that attractive but that doesn’t mean i want it to disappear. especially since what will replace it isn’t some greenery, instead its cookie cutter homes which i find to be an even bigger eyesore. so my plan for this project was to go throughout my neighborhoods vacant lots and plant some wildflowers. give the urbanization a litte spruse up, if you will.

i was only able to go a few places because of the size of my mixing bowl, but i have a HUGE bag of castings left so i plan on using them again soon. or if anyone is interested in some, i’d be happy to share.  i tried to focus on vacant lots but found myself putting them in sentimental places as well. there is one in front of a house, i found that piece of paper next to it so i thought i should return the favor with some flowers. and the last one is next to my old high school, that i felt as though deserved my last bit of soil.