Wildflower Sound Cannon

Responding to a site in the Mohave Desert, CA, used by military personnel and

others as a shooting range — often of obsolete technology — “Wildflower Sound

Cannon,” reintroduced native California species flowering plants into the landscape.

Volunteers prepared seed bombs using local mud and soil, subsequently launched

by canon. Documented by video, photography, and audio recording, this

environmental experiment aimed to spread knowledge of the region’s plants and

biota and encourage a more lasting sense of connection to this desert landscape. In

the spring, many of the native species seed bombs bloomed.