Seed the Change
Seed the Change was a day-long collaborative drawing event on June 5 on the Riverfront at the Arch in St. Louis. Using sunflower seeds, safflower and millet, an unforgettable “seed drawing” was made on the sidewalk along the river, centering on the Arch and extending hundreds of feet north and south. The underlying design, based on native wildflowers, was outlined by artist Jessica Witte and her team. Visitors helped build the drawing with seed throughout the day. The drawing grew and changed with the participation of the audience. Time-lapse photography recorded the changing form of the drawing over its lifespan, and the destruction of the artwork at the end of the day. The riverfront, which was recently renovated to make it a more inviting and usable space, is an important community gathering place. Seed the Change created an opportunity for people to have a chance encounter with art.