- use:Stability, Support
- objects:Cactus, Metal Rod, Plastic Grill, Wire
- connection type:Stacked, Twist-Tied
- concepts:Balance, Commitment to Place, Gardening, Long Timeframes, Mutual Dependence, Permanence, Piecemeal Building, Slow Growth, Support
A gigantic cactus in suburban Tokyo is supported-as-it-grows by block-by-block additions of plastic grills that are supported by metal rods and held together with twisted wire. A simple and very cheap (especially since the expenditure is spread over time) structure enables a long plant-human mutual dependency which is based less on decorative and functional aspects, and more on a simple but obvious deep emotional connection with both soil and plant – to quote Leonardo Ricci ““It lives with us as a dog or cat might, or better, a beloved person” (talking about his house).