Rachael Marie Nyhus
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AESTHETIC AQUAPONICS
In 2010 I created a solo exhibition, featuring my aesthetically pleasing aquaponics sytem, entitled Free Food.

This exhibition was informed by the writings of Michael Pollan and Vandana Shiva. The goal of this project was to display through the use of sumptuous materials the value and beauty I see in the system of aquaponics.

The exhibition also had a performative aspect, a celebratory feast was served at six pm on April 28th 2010. The gallery was packed with people and, at least for that moment, a food community was created around generosity.

Aquaponics cobines aquaculture and hyroponics to create a sustainable closed loop system that uses no synthetic fertilizers, preserves topsoil & water while producing delicious food!

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