Interview with Cecilia Jonsson, the artist who extracts iron from invasive weeds

Regine Debatty interviewed Cecilia Jonsson for We Make Money not Art (April 2015).

Read the whole interview here: we-make-money-not-art.com/archives/2015/04/cecilia-jonsson.php

Two snippets:

"The Iron Ring has really broadened my understanding of the complexity of ecosystems. From the field to the laboratory-scale to craftsmanship and industry, I have had a proper opportunity to build collaborations with proficiency on a wide scale. Their engagement to think out of the box and the connectedness to sort of re-invent and re-discover iron production in our industrial age, has really made a strong impression."

"The project elaborates on this possibility to utilize the cleansing process of the naturalized grass, which overlooked ability is left unutilized. The project proposes to harvest the grass for the purpose of extracting the ore that is inside them. The idea of the ring is to complete the circle, to maintain the clean-up commitment. So that when the soil is stabilized, other native plants can be introduced to restore the biodiversity and help bring back the heritage of flora that was lost through the human activity."

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