Adrian Barron, ‘Supervene Forest’ 2014
In 2014, with the participation of local community members, artist Adrian Barron planted 2,000 acorns collected from the region’s historic William Penn oak trees, at the intersection of Routes 926 and 41 on approximately one acre of Street Road's site.
7A. Philips oak tree photos
7B. Maria Möller
EJ and Isabel
Emily and Carolina
Colette and Isabel
Value Content/Valor Contenido
Value Content/Valor Contenido exchanges small personal objects between the cities of Philadelphia and Medellín, exploring what happens when we give something we value away to a stranger we’ve never met. It is part 75ºWest/75ºOeste, a collaboration with Colombian activist Daniel Urrea. (75degreeswest.com)
"Value Content is a broad and intimate work.
On the intimate level: people's stories, people's hands, touching something that someone else once touched.
My experience of Supervene Forest was also intimate. I was one of the people who foraged for and then planted acorns. I'm there in the middle photo, putting my hands in the earth - something I rarely do.
On the broad level: Value Content asks how we as individuals can intervene in the globalized economy. How can links of contact - statue, key, bracelet - help us reevaluate the market forces that propel our worlds?
Likewise with Supervene Forest: skin, seed, dirt. How do these small gestures grow big interventions?" - Maria Möller
7C. Gerry Harris' 'Oak' print
7D. Carol Mauer's felt acorn trio