Living cultures in glass

A seedling grows from a puffy glass substrate while miscropscopic analyses of puffy glass is projected on the adjoining wall.
Collaboration with the Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources, and the Advanced Center of Microscopy and Microanalyses at Sydney University.
 
Year: 2011
Dimensions: 12″ × 12″ x 48″ (object); 48″W x 48″ L x variable H (installation).
Media: Glass + flour=Puffy Glass; plant matter, water, digital video projection
 
(T, B). Side and top views of a water-filled tray with plant matter grown using organic nutrients in the puffy glass substrate.
 
 
 
 

Excerpt from the video projection showing various imaging techniques of puffy glass at the microscopic level
 
 
 
 
Puffy Glass chunk in the studio growing Barley grass