How Happy Are The Flowers (Series 2)
1. What ?
How happy are the flowers series II explore the sounds of nature. The forest really does hum with life. Trees and plants perceive and respond to touch such like wind and water, or an animal passing on a trail. Sound is a wave and frequencies that travel through air. In fact, a tree needs wind to grow. The sound of frequencies is around us and everything is interconnected.
The artist is using a Plantwave device to detects slight electrical variations in a plant via two electrodes placed on the leaves. These variations are graphed as a wave, which creates an interesting biorhythm of sound. She then convert the sound into colors using a sound and color device. Later, she translates the idea of graph wave into subtle lines, mark making by using different techniques such as pouring, dripping, and splashing onto canvas. These variations of techniques sometimes has gravity combined to let the paint flows and make the marking by itself as you could see a subtle of graph waves like the nature of sounds themselves.
All of the artist work is a search and an experiment aiming to create a calm and flowing piece of art by incorporating her surroundings and her life experiences. This series reminds us why it is important that we value nature. “Our entire biological system, the brain, and the earth itself work on the same frequencies.” ~ Nikola Tesla