Blooming to Death I
( 3D SCANNING, 3D PRINTS, WATER )
This piece is the first iteration of Blooming to Death. Videos of flowers blooming are projection directly down onto bowls filled with water. A fishing line is attached to the bottom of each bowl connecting into the ceiling. Funnels filled with milk allow the liquid to drip down the fishing line into the bowls and create a more opaque screen for the projection. The piece illuminates nonpoint source pollution through milk accumulating in the clean water and eventually turns the entire bowl white. It specifically points to issues of fertilizer runoff carried downstream causing imbalance and harm to other ecosystems.