Zin Taylor

This Jade Plant is grown from a clipping I stole from the grounds around the Charles and Ray Eames Project House in Santa Monica, California. A one leaf sample was taken and smuggled back to my home in Brussels inside of a sandwich bag, with a little spit added so it could survive the voyage. Three years later that little unit has grown into what you see here. The Belgian climate has directed the plant's growth in a way that is different from its Californian counterpart, but different environments have that kind of effect. Plants do things, and this one is a daily reminder of a place far away where a duo's series of thoughts directed materials into a form, making a particular kind of statement about the usefulness of units.