I love plants. Do you know plants ‘breathe’ too, but they do it through tiny openings in leaves called stomata, open and close to allow the intake of carbon dioxide and the release of oxygen. The gas exchange that occurs when stomata are open facilitates photosynthesis.
The primary function of photosynthesis is to convert solar energy into chemical energy and then store that chemical energy for future use and also cooling the plant and pumping water and minerals to the leaves for photosynthesis.
I found a series of SEM stoma photo series call”show me the carbon by Robert Dash” The intricacy and beauty of these stomata fascinated me the first moment I saw them, in particularly, the one from Eucalyptus plant caught my eyes. So I choose this as my reference pic, to replicate this pattern, I used three different type of beans, red bean, barley and roasted barley bean, attaching it to a bread as the base. The unique shapes of the beans, and the hilum(the scar on a seed marking the point of attachment to its seed vessel) of the bean mimics the stoma opening.
Plant have leave, human we have skin.
I Found that their is a connection between human skin and leave, as both has the two main function: protection and regulation.
What fascinates me most is the human skin, the layer between inside and outside, which serves as a membrane for exchange. This body membrane is made from the same substance as the world. The human body does not end at the skin, but invisibly expands into space. The hidden membrane exists between our body and our surroundings. We can enter this invisible micro level with a microscope; we enter and magnify the micro world.
My vision is to incorporate the idea of plant stoma and human skins together, to transform It into a functional and flexibly adapting membrane glove where is cooling device through those stomata openings and also she is living in a place that is scarce natural resources, natural food has mostly died out due to various plagues and diseases, the glove helps the generate energy from the sun.
Material- glue gun stick(inorganic material) and beans(organic material)
For the aesthetic of the glove, I want to incorporate with the windup girl’s characteristic, she has a dark and morally questionable characteristic, trying to survive in a broken world. I feel that so black suits her characteristic than the white one.
I choose Red bean as the organic element, as the hilum is the most obvious one as compare to the others, and also the colours, I feel it really matches the black glue stick.
I had a lot of fun through out the project, destroying mannequin, and buying a new mannequin…. Overall, I am really satisfied with the final result.
Thanks for reading.