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Mechanical Plants Activated By A Breath Of Life

Mechanical Plants Activated By A Breath Of Life
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Glasgow-based artist Fraser Ross has developed a series of remarkable 'living' artificial plants.

Kyle Studstill
  • 13 december 2010

Glasgow-based artist Fraser Ross has developed a series of ‘living’ mechanical plants, part of an “artificial study of plant life.” The plants remain motionless until brought to life through a person’s breath; Fraser explains the concept below:

Ten propagated flower lamps from a living plant. Each flower lamp 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, and just like flowers, each lamp is uniquely formed and retains its own character. 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.

Fraser Ross

[via MAKE]

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