Mel Chin (with Dr. Rufus Chaney), Revival Field
 
 


Mel Chin (with Dr. Rufus Chaney), Revival Field, 1990-1993 Pig’s Eye Landfill, Saint Paul, Minnesota

Funded by a $10,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), Revival Field was the first experiment in the United States to use plants to absorb toxic metals from the soil. This launched the nation’s burgeoning phytoremediation industry, which one business analyst predicts will be a $400 million dollar business by 2005.

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