As Seen in Nature (2020)
Kinetic sculpture

Medium: Aluminum, Arduino, motor, 3D printed PLA, wood, natural grasses.
Dimensions: 50cm x 22cm x 150cm

Often when taking the train from Rotterdam to Amsterdam, I am struck by the regularity of the landscape. Here it seems that we have domesticated nature to an extent that there is hardly anything left. A row of natural grasses gently wave as if being blown by a breeze, the soothing movements made possible by a machine constructed for this very purpose. A reflection on our idealization of nature and the great lengths we as humans strive to recreate nature, once it has been lost.

Thank you to Mitchell Kester for workshop assistance.

Exhibited at Roodkapje as part of the HCA exhibition Shoulda, Coulda, Woulda.

As Seen in Nature from Gill Baldwin on Vimeo.