Roots: Jim Richardson Exhibit
Prairie grass roots grow deep. They reach deeply for water, hold soil tenaciously and build a world of complex underground connections we’re only just beginning to understand. This unique exhibit gives viewers an inside look at the world under our feet. Seeds planted in long PVC tubes by The Land Institute in Salina, Kansas, grew into plants that sometimes reached fourteen feet in length. The tubes were pulled out of the ground and split open, the soil washed away with hoses, and the resulting specimens photographed in sections on a fourteen foot sheet of plexiglass.
This exhibit is in conjunction with our 9th Annual Ina and Lew Heafitz Endowed Lecture: Who Will Feed Planet Earth?; Photographing the World for National Geographic by Jim Richardson.