This project was developed for my MFA thesis exhibition at Northeastern in the spring of 2017.
For the thesis exhibition, I wanted to focus on the physicality of soil, to give people a chance to really see soil and think about what it does. I collected soil from people all around the US, and asked what that soil meant to them. These samples and stories formed the central piece of the poster, and were supported by additional information about what soil is and why it’s important. A plant grown in a clear glass frame exposed its normally-invisible root system to view, and a second plant grown in a gel medium posed the question of what life would look like without soil.