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Lindsay Kelley: 2009 MFA Exhibition: Starvation Seeds

Explores how the piñon interfaces with a range of starvation survivors.

Plumpiñon for Multispecies Salon

Lindsay Kelley's Starvation Seeds offers a quiet meditation on sustenance and loss. Often called "starvation nuts," the protein-rich seeds of the piñon tree have long been a staple food in New Mexico and Arizona. Kelley's greenhouse installation explores how the piñon interfaces with a range of starvation survivors, from the conquistadors to the Donner party to members of our own families. Opportunities to participate in the cultivation and preservation of piñon nuts will happen throughout the exhibition, both in the museum and in other locations around Santa Cruz.

Year: 
2009