Mantras for Plants: Talkin’ Weeds and More with Artist/Agriculturalist Vanessa Smith
Mantras for Plants: Carson Fisk-Vittori’s Casual Object Gardens
Mantras for Plants: An Interview with The Plant Journal

Mantras for Plants: Interview with Eric May of Roots & Culture
Mantras for Plants: Heidi Norton talks with John Opera


"Artist Heidi Norton and I share an abiding interest in all things plants. During several conversations we had while I was profiling her for Art Ltd., we often talked about the relationship between art and gardening. Heidi incorporates living plant matter directly into her sculptures and has used various types of house plants in her New Age Still Life photographs, along with the more recent series of images shown in her show Not To See the Sun at Ebersmoore last month (April 2011). Heidi and I have continued to talk about the relationship of art, plants, and gardening, and as the next iteration of what has become an ongoing exchange, we’ve decided to conduct a series of interviews with other artists to further explore those connections. Voila: Mantras for Plants, a new, irregularly appearing series of posts." -Claudine Ise