alpha space- experimental living plant sculptures by Lloyd Godman based on the principle of super sustainability - © Lloyd Godman
Digital drawing for a tillandsia Expanding dimension - 700 w x 700 L x 700 H - Aug 2010
Expanding dimension is a super sustainable plant sculpture that combines the incongruity of industrial conduits, drains, pipes, exhausts, with Tillandisas, which are unusual xerophytes; epiphytic plants that reverse the day night cycle of photosynthesis and have special moisture absorbing cells called trichomes. Obliquely the super-sustainable work, also references organic structures of arteries, veins, membranes and epidermis. The work is a supended living and growing garden.
To fulfil the dimensions of an entry into the Deakin University small sculpture Art Award the work needed to be no larger than 700 w x 700 L x 700 H. However over a period of years the Tillandsia plant aspect of the work will grow larger than the original dimensions. The plants will grow down the wires that may ultimately suspend the work between buildings at an exponential rate.
Lloyd Godman with Expanding dimension - a super sustainable plant sculpture