I think this project is just amazing!!
“‘The idea of a tree’ is a production process which uses the natural input of the sun with a mechanical process. This creates unique objects that represent the sun’s intensity of the day and place of production.
The length/height of the resulting object depends on the sun hours of the day.
winter = shorter objects
summer = longer objects
The thickness of the layer and the colour is depending on the amount of sun-energy.
more sun = thicker layer and paler colour
less sun = thinner layer and darker colour
The correlation between input and output makes the changes visual and readable. The product becomes a three-dimensional ‘photograph’ of the time and the place where it is produced.
After one day of winding the cotton structure can be ‘harvested’ off the machine. A few days, later the dried piece is finished by hand and a label, telling day and place of production, is placed on the evening side of the object.”
What more can I say…. just stunning!!