ritual bed (2021)

The alfalfa in ritual bed is a gesture, an attempt at reviving my family’s ritual of farming. My stand is smaller than my grandparents’ crops and was seeded and grown inside my home in nursery pots rather than in the open air. My methodology entwines the inauthentic and the authentic, and is rooted in the act of growing alfalfa. Memories and past actions re-emerge in the form of imprints on the material and environmental world around us, intersecting to form meaning through the enactment of ritual.