Brooklyn Artist Looking To Create
The World’s Largest Environmental Art Installation
With Millions Of Planters Across The Planet
NEW YORK, April 18th, 2012. David Cohen, a brooklyn based Artist, and activist, is launching a new phase of The Seed Project to exponentially increase its reach to thousands of students at schools and universities across the United States.
If you haven’t heard of the Seed Project yet, the idea is simple. Plant Seeds, and by default you become an artist. Creating life is art after all. Document what you grow. Send it to the-seed-project.org, send it to your friends and family, or all of the above.
“The project is entering an exciting new phase, if we can get minimum funding, we can launch this project in a much bigger way, to really take it to the next level. We have a vision, to create Millions, Billions and then Trillions of Seed Projects, where people accept their roles as artists and creative protectors in this ever-changing, rapidly degrading world we live in. We can’t think a of a better way than to encourage small scale local agriculture in future generations than by pairing the power of creativity with the life-giving power of planting.”
The piece has ties to the Social Sculpture movement but integrates the accelerating phenomenon of Social Media in a new way – by creating a network of environmental artists. The idea is to inspire future environmental activism and spark creative thinking by mixing creativity with planting, ultimately creating a new generation of empowered artists.
The project began in 2008 when he launched the project in conjunction with his publication Artworld Digest Magazine. Since the initial launch of the project thousands of artists around the globe have planted the project, including several schools and universities.
His hopes in this phase of the project are in no small part relying on online donations, starting specifically with Kickstarter.com, one of the hottest online fundraising platforms for creative projects, to raise a minimum of $6,000 to launch the project. Mr. Cohen is hoping for a lot more to make the project as widespread as possible.