Tuesday, February 9, 2010
Hydroponic Herb Garden (2005)
In collaboration with Amy Youngs, Rinaldo created the Hydroponic Herb Garden. This is a solar powered hanging sculpture that grows edible herbs with the calming sounds of a waterfall. A solar powered pump that only raises the water when it comes in contact with sunlight fuels the structure. This is allows the nutrients that the plants require to circulate throughout the system.
The individual containers are created so that light is able to pass through, and so the viewer is able to see the roots of the plants.
Each of the glass containers is connected to another container using plastic tubes, so that when the water rises too high it flows to the next glass bulbs.
Rinaldo states that his work focuses on the intersection and co-evolution between nature and technology. Source