Rik Garrett - Symbiosis
“Symbiosis is a new series exploring ideas regarding love, relationships, magic, Alchemy and mutually beneficial partnerships in nature.”
“It’s the closest you’ll ever get to another human being. How is that not profound?”
Viktor Kolbig - Aura (2011)
This is an ordinary house plant that works as a lamp by touch. Touch the plant and the lamp turns on, and its light can even be dimmed or the color of it changed by touching particular areas of the plant, which rests in a glass vase atop a milled aluminum case with embedded LED lights which are controlled by a separate and hidden microcontroller.
Peter Erskine - Spectrum of Time (1999) - a rainbow sundial calendar
“Visitors walk inside a living map of the solar year. Each calendar is a unique joining of astronomy, architecture, locale, and art. Hour and month lines being painted on the wall in this installation photomark the hours, months, solstices and equinoxes with astronomical accuracy. A 30’ X 30’ moving cross of spectrum sunlight, powered by the rotation and tilt of Earth tells the time and date. On cloudy days a laser pointer driven by a solar tracking program fills in for the rainbow.”