Lluvia de polen

A collaboration with Holly Findlater

Lluvia de Polen was displayed on 7th December 2011 for the annual Open Studios at the Digital Arts  Research Center  (DARC), University of California, Santa Cruz. The wooden structure shaped beehive cell evokes the earth and sphere-shaped pendulum hints pollen and pollen rain that takes place on Earth at all times.

Pollen and spores are like dust particles constantly floating in the air and sometimes traveling in the water of rivers, along with the wind and atmosphere's currents but also over birds, insects, and mammals bodies. In their travels, some pollen finds itself in a flower to create seeds, and these seeds will create ecosystems with a unique climate and environment.Some of the pollen and spores will fall over the soils and will create an ecological history record overall times. Like the sand that flows through an hourglass to keep a measure of time, the pollen grains flow through the atmosphere and in the layers of sediment they land to record the time of the earth’s structure. The pollen and spores rain is creating biodiversity and plants flourishing on Earth, it is like stardust that creates the universe. They make up our environment and provides a map of plants existence, like traces in the sand.

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