Dandelion in Mendrisio
A dandelion in Mendrisio, Switzerland, with painted seeds flying out the courtyard, into the streets, even down to the train station, so that if followed, they lead a visitor to the mother plant.
Some seed puffs even appeared as far South as Milan, a fter a presentation I gave for a high school class there. A TV crew from RSI La1 documented the spreading of the seeds, producing a short video starting at minute 14:14 of this episode of Turné (in Italian.)
At the official unveiling of this dandelion, noted Swiss-Italian author and poet Alberto Nessi presented the work, ending with his perfectly fitting poem written in 2000, “Soffioni.”