Invasion of Place is a public art project created by Graham Klag, funded by the Regional Arts and Culture Council and sponsored by the Forest Park Conservancy to educate the community about non-native invasive plants plaguing Portland. The project is located at multiple sites around the city and focuses on the removal of five major non-native invasive species.On July 30, 2011 the second in the series of these installation performances took place with the help of a crew of community volunteers who removed Himalayan Blackberry (Rubus discolor) from a green space owned by Sunshine Dairy Foods. The removed blackberry biomass was then adored by volunteers, to a prefabricated structural armature constructed from bamboo transforming the sculpture into a visual narrative placing the plant and its environmental impact in a historical and cultural context.The day culminated in a reception, where the work was celebrated with Blackberry ice cream provided by the Dairy and musical performan

Invasion of Place – Himalayan Blackberry, posted with vodpod

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