Now for preparing the site where the sculptures will finally go. As in the mock up, we want to restore the little 30′ diameter meadow with wildflowers and native grasses. The site as we found it, was overrun with invasive grasses called torpedo weeds and nut grasses. So the work begins! Digging carefully to remove the full root base since the grasses can come back by just a small bit of the root remaining behind. This process will take a few weeks in spring with the help of volunteers. In between digs, we cover the site with a thick 6 mil plastic so the weeds cook and die back. Then we will return in fall to add new plants and nutrients. All of this is done without herbicides or pesticides.
by | Mar 29, 2017 | Contemporary Art, Installation shots, Louisiana, Michel Varisco, Michel Varisco Art, Michel Varisco Artist, New Orleans, New Orleans Art, New Orleans Artist, News