A visual exploration into the theory of plant blindness.
This piece explores how technology has expanded our knowledge but limited our experiences. Technology has brought nature closer to all of us; we all know what a rainforest looks like even if we have not visited one. With a quick Google anyone can find out what a Lily looks like but if you have not experienced a Lily first hand you would not know what the texture or the smell of a Lily is. The ‘loss of tactile, experiential side of life is happening at such an early age…’ (Grande, 2004) and this piece visually explores this loss.
A television emptied and refilled with flowers, growing over time. The flowers growing towards the light and therefore emerging out of the television making the piece come alive. The piece transformed over time, growing, blossoming and dying allowing the viewer to really experience plants in all their stages instead of cherry picked parts shown on television.