Bakehouse Art Complex in Miami exhibits Troy Simmons’ installation “Berchemia“.
The artwork physically interacts and connects to one of the main columns in the building, becoming as one with its structural support system.
The name “Berchemia” originates from the scientific species “Berchemia Scandens”, a system of climbing plants or vines. The plant is known to wrap around neighboring trees, supporting and in most cases destroying its host while growing toward sunlight. The sculpture illustrates the symbiotic relationship between artists’ and their role in the building’s future.