Sprouting Phones

Created for Art on the Marquee at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center.

“Sprouting Phones” is a time-lapse stop motion animation of cell phones exploding with plant growth. The piece is part of my “Revenge of the Lawn” series, which  examines our culture’s estrangement from organic processes and pokes fun at our desire to master the natural world. These works consist of fantasy objects which are designed to encourage “nature” to reclaim “man-made” objects and permeate the boundary between Indoor and Outdoor, calling attention to the arbitrariness of these binaries.

Art on the Marquee, a collaboration between Boston Cyberarts and the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority, is an ongoing project to commission public media art for display on the new 80-foot-tall multi-screen LED marquee outside the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center in South Boston. The largest urban screen in New England, this unique digital canvas is one of the first of its kind in the U.S. to integrate art alongside commercial and informational content as part of the MCCA’s longstanding neighborhood art program.

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