This installation of mini-greenhouses highlights the 6 major cash crops of North Carolina. Single Plant Greenhouses enables people to see the living specimen of plants that we are more likely to encounter in either a processed, harvested or commoditized state. Building individual greenhouses at a scale to fit the full-grown plant, this act emphasizes the importance of the individual plant in its relation to the masses needed to help contribute to the economy of North Carolina.
Joseph Bigley received his MFA in Sculpture from Alfred University in 2008. He is currently full time faculty at Appalachian State University in Boone, NC. Bigley is a mixed media sculptor whose work typically involves social commentary. His work has been exhibited across the United States and Internationally.joebigley.com