This piece is an homage to Ai Weiwei's Sunflower Seeds installation- initially shown at the Tate Modern in 2010. Ai Weiwei's installation consisted of 10 000 000 had crafted and painted ceramic sunflower seeds. It took 1600 artisans 2 and a half years to complete the 150 tonnes of seeds.
I was inspired by the sheer magnitude of Ai Weiwei's installation and the commitment to hand craftsmanship. In my response I have completely removed the hand-made- replacing it with a 3D printed simulation in commercial packaging.