Growing and Giving: A Community-Oriented Art Project
A few months ago, we were excited to tell you about Amber Waves, Tom Henry’s landscape art installation nestled on the banks of the Mississippi River in Minneapolis this summer. Now we’re even more excited to report that the three rows of wheat that once provided visual entertainment have been harvested and are now providing a nutritious source of food for our hungry neighbors!
Henry made the rounds last week to local food shelves distributing the bread—a total of 250 loaves—and Second Harvest Heartland was lucky enough to be one of his stops! All 250 loaves were baked in seven local bakeries: Turtle Bread, Sun Street Breads, Patisserie 46, Rustica Bakery, Butter Bakery Café, Three Tiers Café and Café Latte. As we helped Henry unload the bread, we couldn’t help notice how beautiful the bread looked, and how great it smelled!
The Amber Waves project follows last year’s “Sunflower of Summer” project—365 sunflowers planted near the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport—all of which were harvested, roasted and then donated to Second Harvest Heartland. Henry plans to do another wheat installation next year, but wouldn’t give away any details just yet.
We would like to sincerely thank Tom for his hard work and generosity. We can’t wait to find out more about his next project!