The In-Vitro Vase stems from experimentation into the notion of the architectural edifice as a scaffolding for natural growth. A veinous scaffold is intended to house and protect a common lemon which has been splayed open, contents removed and replaced with nutrient-rich soil. A seed is then selected from the disemboweled pulp, and transplanted into the soil. The piece assists natural growth by elevating the lemon off the ground, discouraging mold and decay; while at the same time restricting natural growth via the fibrous, veinous structure which will most assuredly affect the final form of the lemon tree. Trick it out by adding a water source as shown, or simply enjoy it as a beautiful sculptural piece. Lemon sold separately.