CELP model sculpture studies

Year: 2015

This is a public art project for a water sculpture and fountain originally proposed for the Miami Beach Botanical Garden per the invitation of the director Cindy Brown to create a sculpture for the garden. This series is related to the bambusa lapiz model study series that I exhibited at the Sustainatopia Art exhibition April, 2014. The model is for a large scale elevated garden path sculpture with edible plants and herbs that would provide a space for aromatherapy, composting, and garden workshops, a sculpture and performance space, as well as a venue for art, and environmental workshops, discussions, and events. Titled  CELP “Lapiz”, the garden pavilion would incorporate green features, including rainwater collection and solar powered night lighting. For MBBG I visited the garden and took photos of the ponds – observing the prolific algae growth and that the small pond is a spawning area for frogs. I noticed that both ponds would benefit from aerating aquatic plants and a fountain due to algae and have begun researching algae powered batteries,.The edges of the hydroponic sculpture will be smoothed for a vertical lilly pad effect for a hopping habitat for amphibians and reptiles, a turnpike for edible vegetation rendered with water lettuce and will generate a cooling mist bubble every fifteen minutes. Photo renderings and models.


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