"Revival Field" (1991)

"Revival Field," 1991
Pig’s Eye Landfill, St. Paul, Minnesota
Plants, and industrial fencing on a hazardous waste landfill, approximately 60 x 60 x 9 feet
Courtesy the Artist

"Hyperaccumulation is this notion that the plants can suck up so much metal- and we’re talking about heavy metals, not everything- that the plant itself was twenty to forty percent heavy metal when you ashed it, so you could sell it as an ore and pay for this process."

- Mel Chin