Interactive Public Art for Nebraska City’s First Annual Community Picnic.  Mulch, wood chips, black oil sunflower seeds, people.  June 10, 2018.  Wildwood Park, Nebraska City, Nebraska, USA. Funded in part by the Nebraska City Public Art Committee.  Created with support from Nebraska City Tourism & Commerce and City of Nebraska City with special thanks to Park Foreman Raymond Doiel, Kenny Maybee, and Clyde Schroeder of the Parks Department, Operations Superintendent Dan Patton of the Utilities Department , and Facilities Manager Marty Stovall and the Streets Department.  Created while in residence at the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts.  This project would have been impossible without the help of volunteers Ted and Gloria Beilman, Doug and Pat Friedli, and Holly M. Olson.  Photos courtesy of John Schuerman and Ottemann Photography.  Drone footage by Midwest UAV Imaging.

“Groundswell” mulch, wood chips, sunflower seeds, people Nebraska City, NE. 2018    Photo by Jessica Witte.

















Seed the Change


Honored by Americans for the Arts Year in Review 2017  


Jessica Witte. Seed the Change. 400 ft long birdseed drawing with the public. Hands-on activities hosted by local organizations, food trucks. St. Louis Arch Riverfront. June 5, 2016.


letting go, to seed

collaborative drawing with crew of six over two days.  black oil sunflower and safflower seed.  30 x 50 ft. on Schmidt Art Center Patio over course of six weeks. 2015.  Crew: Nicole Dutton, Jessica Mannisi, Kailey Kirkley, Ryan Kemp, Lorraine Cange, and Lauren Richey.  Belleville, IL.


Vibrating Table. seeds, modified table, motor and “erase” button.  2015.  Interior installation with time-lapse video included an invitation for the audience to draw with seeds on a vibrating table.  If one hit the “erase” button the table would shake and obscure the seed drawing.


For a Limited Time Only

For the Birds. 9 foot round. 2009.  birdseed mix and nyger seed with audience engagement.  Audience encouraged to disperse handful as they leave the gallery.

Photo by Kimberly Strom.

Material Studies

Birdseed Doily for Material Studies. 9 foot wide nyger seed with audience interaction. Good Citizen Gallery, St. Louis.

Porous Architecture

featured in “Transient Art.” Stylus (London-based innovation research and advisory firm).  Verity Magdalino.  December 1, 2010.

solo exhibition on both floors of Culver-Stockton College’s gallery. Canton, MO. 2010. First Floor: .25 inch x 19 feet by 45.5 feet, Second Floor: horseshoe shape overlooking first floor with approximate square footage of the first floor. Milo, millet, nyger seed, corn, and wildflower seed in clay.  Installation assistant: Emily Grantski.