We’ve just discovered (Via vegitecture) what may be, to our eyes, the most exciting plant-art artist around. David Bowen’s growth rendering device is stunning. Its thoughtful complexity and provocative relationship between life and machine leaves us humbled. Thank you David for a fantastic installation. From his website:
This system provides light and food in the form of hydroponic solution for the plant. The plant reacts to the device by growing. The device in-turn reacts to the plant by producing a rasterized inkjet drawing of the plant every twenty-four hours. After a new drawing is produced the system scrolls the roll of paper approximately four inches so a new drawing can be produced during the next cycle. This system is allowed to run indefinitely and the final outcome is not predetermined.
There are several more projects worth checking out on the site. Thank you Vegitecture for posting this first and early.
all images credit: David Bowen