ABOUT THE WORK
This work consists of six stacks of empty seed bags each framed between two plexiglas sheets, sandblasted on the front with "Gelsinger Farm - 6.7 acres - buckwheat". This is the result of a series of collaborations with farmers from Pennsylvania, where farmers responded to an ad placed in a local agricultural journal and the artists provided them with ten percent of the annual seed cost in exchange for their empty seed bags. The name of the farm, type of crop, and number of acres sown is sandblasted on the front plexiglas cover. Linking the economical issues of small farms to those of the art market, this work expresses the artists' engagement towards communities outside the art world and the distinctively interventionist strategies that characterize their practice.