Plants never cease to inspire.

by David Edren / text for Kraak’s Avant Guardian / January 2018

PLANTS never cease to inspire with their various shapes, forms, textures, rhythmic balance and repeating patterns.
In May 2015 i released some music for the Mimosa Pudica and Codariocalyx Motorius plants, one of the few plants on earth able to move their leaves fast enough so it's clearly visible to the observer. For this project i was, like many artists before me, inspired by the botanical world and aspired to make sounds that reflect a sensitivity towards plants.

In August 2016, on my way to a second residency at the Elektronmusikstudion in Stockholm,

i visited various botanical places in Sweden. Namely the amazing Botaniska Trädgård of Göteborg, the Uppsala University's Botanical Garden and Linnaeus Garden amongst others.

As i was documenting the trip for the Earth.Rope.Pot.Plant project by Sigrid Volders and Narelle Dore, a selection of these photographs can be found in this website’s Journal section.

"The plant never lapses into mere arid functionalism;
it fashions and shapes according to logic and suitability,
and with its primeval force compels everything
to attain the highest artistic form.
" - Karl Blossfeldt

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