Artist Name: Olivia Cerda
Title: Entre Tierras
Medium: Ceropegia woodii, plastic canvas, recycled thread, recycled paper, adhesive spray.
Size/Dimension: 7.5” x 4.5”
Entre Tierras recounts a journey of a seedling between lands, highlighting the connection between humans and diasporic plant dispersal. Based on a familial experience of immigration to Canada from Chile, the Ceropegia woodii or “String of Hearts” symbolizes a memory of home, but where is home? The plant is native to southern Africa, nowhere near South America. Does this disconnect of origin hinder the relationship itself? The subject is a needlepoint canvas representing the damp paper towel that revived the sprout, with intersecting lines of thread reflecting the intricacies of this relation, embraced by the matured flora of the original plant.