A breath of life 2010 [Laboratory Report]
This is an expedition involving the artificial study of plant life.
Materials – Flexinol (shape changing wire), recycled electronic components, specimen jars.
Ten propagated flowers from a living plant. Each flower has a ‘death state’, until human interaction triggers its ‘life state’ and just for a brief moment, you may recapture the flowers in full bloom. When the viewer blows into the specimen jars, each flower begins a shape change. Blowing is the appropriate interaction as trees and plants grow on carbon dioxide.
Every living thing needs a home, plants change themselves to survive in their habitat.