Luncheon on the Grass acknowledges the ephemeral nature of life itself. Although this recreation of a picnic blanket is playful, in the context of a cemetery a rectangle of patterned grass inevitably acquires weightier connotations. It becomes a memento mori, reminding us of the transience of life. Indeed, the piece does not strive for permanence. After the initial planting, the new grass will gradually blend back into the pre-existing landscape; over the course of the exhibition, the natural environment will reclaim the installation.
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