Archive for the ‘Nature’ Category

Nature / Mischer’Traxler : The Idea of a Tree Recorder One (2008)


An autonomous machine driven by and dependent on solar energy. Not unlike a tree it records the daily solar conditions and progressively creates of a physical object from sunrise to sunset.


Nature / Nevada Shoe Tree


Two miles from Middlegate Nevada, on Highway 50, a Cottonwood tree stands with hundreds of shoes thrown over its branches. Although similar to the more bellicose practice performed in cities,  the tree began to accumulate shoes when a man threw his wife’s shoes into the tree after an argument, their children began the ritual of repeating this act.

Nature / Vertical Vegetable Farming


As the global population rises and resources and space become increasingly sparse, ‘vertical farming’ is mooted as a possible solution where technology helps to improve productivity and make use of space more efficiently.

Nature / Tim Knowles : Plant Drawings – Ivy (2005)


Recording the wind’s effect on the plant’s extremities, drawing implements are attached to the tips of branches. The inanimate plant appears to mimic the animate artistic act as it ‘produces’ a series individual drawings.

Nature / Ray Mears Action Man


A survival and tracking expert, Ray Mears employs traditional bush crafts that utilise nature for human survival in the wild. He demonstrates these skills for a mass television audience in numerous documentary series, he also teaches at Woodlore, the school of Wilderness Bushcraft.

Nature / WWF Lungs Advert


World Wildlife Federation campaign advert that visually likens the slash and burn of the rain forests to the loss of human lungs. The Rainforests are anthropomorphised as the earth’s lungs.

Nature / Nissan Advert


An advert attempting to show unbelievable volume of cargo space in a new commercial transport vehicle, utilising the visual trick of the impossibility of a kangaroo carrying a hippopotamus in its joey pouch.

Nature / Finding Nemo (2003)


Gill: All right, gang, we have less than 48 hours before Darla gets here. This tank will get plenty dirty in that time, but we have to help it along any way we can. Jacques.
No cleaning.
I shall resist.
Everybody else, be as gross as possible. Think dirty thoughts. We’re gonna make this tank so filthy the dentist will HAVE to clean it.
[Bloat belches]

Nature / Funa Ye : Happy Farmland (2010)


A physical recreation of the popular online real-time farm simulation game Happy Farmers.

Nature / Svalbard Global Seed Bank


Located deep in an underground cavern on the remote Norwegian arctic archipelago of Svalbard, the facility aims to preserve every species of seeds in case of a large scale environmental crises.