In July 2010 I’ll build a Cocoon with CIS (Community in Schools), and the local community of Greenwood, Mississippi. We will be using some of the non-native invasive species (like water hyacinth, Chinese tallow, kudzu, privet), that have taken hold in the Delta. We’ll then grow vegetables on the structure. This idea came from artist Robin Whitfield who along with photographer Hart Henson is collaborating with me on the project.
Between the bridges, where we will be building Cocoon Greenwood.
Robin testing the bending capabilities of the Willow for use in the Cocoon structure.
Hart’s photograph of gourds hanging from a structure on Mark Simmons place in the Delta. Gourds are one of the possible plants to grow on Cocoon Greenwood.