At Burlington City Arts + Shelburne Farm's annual Of Land and Local, works by artist and Helen Day Art Center director Rachel Moore occupied the first floor gallery. This untitled work is modeled after shrines in the Greek Orthodox tradition, which specifically use carnations — Moore was a Fulbright Fellow in Thessaloniki, Greece, from 2009-2010.
The exhibition label reads:
This vignette serves as a memorial to the human impact of global climate change. Moore's somber offering of broken and twisted cast flowers [carnations] provides a poignant reminder of the lives lost and displaced by water-related catastrophes.