Petrichor

United Kingdom
2019

Germination
Performance

Competition: Amber Memorial
1st Prize - Under construction
Collaboration: Kristina Chan



PETRICHOR
noun.
describes the sweet earthly smell produced when rain falls on dry soil.

This sculpture shows the cycle of growth and renewal. Its form represents that of a drop of water.
Constructed from individual “u” shaped rods its structure acts as a funnel, directing and collecting rainwater to its base.The base of the sculpture is open: filled with soil and seeded with climbing vines. As time passes, the vines will grow, watered by nature, aided by the sculpture. These climbing vines will grow to twist around the sculpture that helped sprout them, demonstrating a cycle of growth and renewal.

This piece returns us to the earth. The sculpture breaks the earth but in turn returns to it and aids in its regrowth. It demonstrates how nature can both give and take, illustrating the reciprocity and delicate balance between ourselve and the world
It, like us, can grow and heal, given time and care.


Reflection. Rebirth. Renewal.


ELEMENTAL
This piece utilises the elements to change over time. Rain or shine, the very construction of the work acts as an irrigation system to the seeded soil at the sculpture’s base.

This sculpture does not sit upon a conventual plinth but is instead grounded. It seeks and interaction with memorial and earth itself. As the seasons pass, the climbing vines weave their way up the sculpture. This interaction illustrations a life changed, and a promise for the future.


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