This piece was first shown at Fools With Tools at Firehouse 13 in Providence, RI July 2008. The Olympia was a gift from metalsmith Josh Oftedahl, and the plant/soil was found at Young Farm in Little Compton, RI. The German typewriter was gutted and repurposed as a planter. The parts were used for components in jewelry work. The keys have been rearranged to spell “Garten,” the German word for garden.
This piece is part of a private collection, but custom commissions are a possibility.