Pendulum

2015

      Climbing pea plant, glass carboy, hydroponics system, steel cable, wood. Approximately 24 inches wide x 25 feet tall with a swinging arc of 13 feet.

A living pendulum swings through gently curving arcs, suspended from the gallery ceiling more than twenty feet above. The frail pea plant slowly climbing the carboy's harness is supported by the nutrient solution which fills the glass vessel. Constantly swinging patterns recall timekeeping, celestial motion, and the menacing threat of wrecking equipment. The fragile and contained characteristics of this system also acknowledge the equally intimidating and delicate balance found in biotic environments.