Harvest Festival Seasonal vegetables layered between heavy steelplates were intended to visualise the time-related breakdown of natural products in the Earth´s cycle of growth and decay. The fluids caused by the rotting processes would be pressed out by the weight of the ’system‘ stack of steelplates (Ecological-system, Earth layers), and collected on the canvas ‚trough‘. The resulting staining and impression of the steel-plates on the canvas would be revealed as the finished artwork. Konzept und Entwurf ©Richard A. Cox 1999, Installation for the Ökumenta `99 in Hamm, NRW. Steelplates + variety of fresh seasonal vegetables + canvas + wood, 100 x 100 x 100 cm on a canvas coverd frame 250 x 250 cm.