duplex drumming
how we communicate
clapping waveforms
weather guitar
audio monitors
data sculpted plants
data sculpted trees
web stream boat
lsd drive
dvd journey
player printer
sprite musketeer
surveillance songs

about me


owl project


Data Sculpted trees 2008

In 2008 as a Berwick Gymnasium Fellowship artist I developed a project called Data Sculpted Trees. An installation consisting of a life size wooden tree made from local oak logs transformed into spindles using traditional chair making techniques. The structure of this 'virtual' wooden tree was based on research into mathematical models for generating natural recursive forms. An accompanying video/animation presents a range of seemingly disparate research areas, from the antiquated craft of hand turning green wood to why virtual trees look the way they do. The installation explores the tension between the material reality of the local in relation to global communication infrastructures and the elusive space of technology.