Pedagogy of the Plants

Army Helmet Planter on the Porch

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The planter is inspired by an SOA Watch logo (¡Ya Basta!).  Click here to see photos of a ghost plant that used to occupy this helmet.

Written by Cameron Brooks

June 25, 2012 at 8:52 am

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  1. What a neat repurposing. And it strikes me as kind of poetic that the helmet used to be home for a ghost plant.

    tanyamhudson

    June 28, 2012 at 11:48 am

    • Visiting military surplus stores like the one in Normaltown is always a harrowing experience when you consider the origin of mottled helmets, and bins filled with thousands of patches that once brought a bit of pride to some soldier.

      Cameron Brooks

      June 28, 2012 at 2:44 pm

      • You know, I’ve never been into the military surplus store. I’m not sure I would handle it well, but then again, maybe that would be a good kind of disequilibrium for me to experience…

        tanyamhudson

        June 28, 2012 at 2:50 pm


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