Diana Lynn
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seeding
Tiny clear glass seed beads placed in two small washes,                 on two different beaches, on an island in the Salish Sea.  
No-one would ever know that the beads are there --unless they  picked  up a rare, lucky handful of gravel and sand, on the right day, at the right place, on the right tide, then carefully sieved through it  to find one single worn glass bead.

Who will ever see it? 
Does that make any difference?
Who wants it?
Why do it?

The possibilities of the idea are silenced
if it's quickly dismissed as a waste of time and money.
           
Was it done at all if it is never found?

This kind of invisible action is an enquiry.The philosophical questions intrigue me. If it's only experienced by non-human life, does that make it  useless? Does it then only exist in the human imagination? Is an unseen undertaking worthwhile? How could it mean anything?

Who cares?
Do small acts matter at all?
Do moments matter?
What matters?
How strongly to you hold your opinion?

If I placed only 20 beads, is that better or worse                                  than if I placed 100? 
If I left 4,000, and no-one could find them,
would you believe me?

It's never a waste of time to commemorate a place, to scatter native flower seeds -- or human ashes.  Dropping  a dime into a wishing well,  leaving a gift upon a doorway.

ephemeral art    art insertions  environmental installations  organic sculpture   site-sensitive art   placings   canadian art