|Jersey City Sunshine, turmeric powder, dimensions vary, 2009.
Location: vacant lot, Pacific and Carteret Avenue, Jersey City, NJ.
Turmeric is widely used as a food coloring and gives Indian curry its distinctive flavor and yellow color. It is also used in mustard and to color butter and cheese. Turmeric has been used in both Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine as an anti-inflammatory, to treat digestive and liver problems, skin diseases, and wounds.