The Heirloom Project took place in the Kingfield neighborhood of Minneapolis in the fall of 2014. The concept was simple – I made murals of heirloom seeds and plants on garages.
Usually we think of an inheritance as money or precious objects. With the Heirloom Project, I asked my neighbors to think about heirloom plants as something that we have inherited from those who planted plants these before us and saved their seeds. We cherish and value these plants – and we hope we can pass them on to the future. This is what seed saving is all about. The Heirloom Project is a visual reminder of this idea. I hope that this work will spark dialogue about our role in sustaining our community today and into the future.
Throughout time, people have saved seeds, helping to preserve diversity for generations to come – a moving example of the creation of a common inheritance.