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Thursday June 20th 2024

Posts Tagged ‘Mel Chin’

Anti-Arsenic Arsenal + Absorption + Art = Amelioration

Anti-Arsenic Arsenal + Absorption + Art = Amelioration

By Nicholas Riggers Signs led to stories”¦ Shortly after moving to Seward I began to notice the Superfund Cleanup signs sporadically placed throughout the neighborhood and started to begin doing some research into what the Superfund was and why the EPA was here and after discovering that the area apparently had dangerously high levels of Arsenic I wanted to create a piece of artwork that would address the cleanup process. Initially I was interested in interviewing residents and then collecting their stories and turning those stories into artwork, and I did a small piece on that, but residents were some what hesitant to talk. Now that its spring and the cleanup process is starting its 2010 work, I”'m going to try going door to door again and attending community meetings in the hope of collecting more stories. Research led to sunflowers, mustard and ferns”¦ In early January I started to do some research and discovered that certain plants have the ability to [...]

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