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ARTISTS ' STUDIO Progression of the Scallion (2015) Marker on paper by : NGUYEN , Nathan Given that college students make very little, if any, money, the artist had practiced money-saving techniques, including propagating green onion in water. The time of day is hinted at by the orange sunlight shining through the window. The glass the onions are growing in were taken from the dining hall of the school, another way the artist cut costs to eat. The green onions became the subject of ridicule when the artist’s roommate took issue with the smell of the green onion present in their shared living quarters, and thus grew to represent the growing animosity between the artist and his roommate. IT Magazine / April Issue 29