Category nature

Presence: Succulent, Foliage, Leafy Plants and House Plants

Over the last couple of days it has really come to my attention how much plants effect each other. It’s been really difficult programming the plants because some of them are so unpredictable and erratic. The data voltage coming in is fluctuating so much that it is actually really difficult to work with. I am […]

Ancient Fossilised Forest

385Million year old fossilised forest found in Cairo, New York. The root system has been fossilised in the fossil soil – that is also known as paleosol. I think this is really fascinating to see how plants root systems have developed and how they have left their imprint in the environment. Natural environmental art. I […]

Katie Paterson – Future Library (2014 – 2114)

The Future Library is a project designed by artist Katie Paterson. What I think is so interesting about Katies work is that she is able to condense such large concepts about space and time within her art to make them simple to see and understand. The forest is based in Nordmarka, a forest region north […]

Arne Naess

Arne Naess is a Norwegian Philosopher that I keep being drawn back to but have only really started to understand his views on nature and our environments. His thoughts around Ecosophy I really get – this equilibrium in nature and beings. I think a lot of things can come from this way of thinking and […]

Botany Definitions

I’m going to be adding definitions as I come upon them throughout this semester Hypha:is a long, branching filamentous structure of a fungus. ,Hyphae are the main mode of vegetative growth, and are collectively called a mycelium. Leaf Morphology: Leaf structure https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glossary_of_leaf_morphology Plant Anatomy. The study of the tissue and cell structure of organs Plant […]

Don’t Anthropomorphize – Phytomorphize!

‘To learn what else they’re capable of, we have to stop anthropomorphizing plants, said Baldwin, who is now at the Max Planck Institute in Germany, and try instead to think like them, to phytomorphize ourselves. Imagining what it’s like to be a plant, he said, will be the way to understand how and why they […]

Plant communication: Scent/Volatiles

  There are many reasons why plants release scents. The main reason being to attract wanted insects to said plant to help with pollination this can also be seen as a way to communicate with insects and maybe humans  too – it is another form of language in a way Looking at the different ways […]

Claudia Comte: I Have Grown Taller From Standing With Trees

At the Copenhagen Contemporary, Claudi Comte has just opened her new piece I Have Grown Taller From Standing With Trees. This exhibition is displayed in the main exhibition space at the CC and  features several 6meter tall logged and stripped Spruce Trees. Depicting a kind of forest, the ‘spruce trees are positioned along a grid […]

Dendrochronology

Dendrochronological; tree-ring dating. Dendrochonology is the scientific method of dating trees to the exact year they were formed. With this information we are able to analyze the atmospheric conditions at different periods in history. Tree rings are also known as growth rings.