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Amalia Pica

Amalia Pica, ‘I am Tower of Hamlets, as I am in Tower of Hamlets, just like a lot of other people are’ (2011-2012)

Sculpture based on the Echevaria plant, a species native to South America but popular in domestic environments world-wide due to its ability to thrive under any condition.

Residents of Tower Hamlets are invited to look after the sculpture (hand carved by Pica in pink granite) for one week, then passing it on to the next participant. This exchange happens every Saturday throughout the year. The sculpture’s travels will be recorded on a ‘lending card’, serving as a document of the meetings and exchanges between neighbours that made its journey possible. In June 2012, the sculpture will return to the gallery.