Phytosynthesis | Flowers

  • Phytosynthesis – Physostegia Virginiana, 2021
    Custom software, inkjet fine art print on cotton paper, bleached Toulipier wooden frame, museum glass
    110 x 89,5 x 5,5 cm | 43 ¼ x 35 ¼ x 2 ¼ inches – UNIQUE





Preface – “Nowadays, remarking the centrality of environmental issues and consequently reflecting on the importance of plants for life is nearly futile. Technological innovation and digitalisation are able to bring out details which went unnoticed to botanists’ eyes until recently. In 2020, the plant world still houses unknown species, or characteristics and behaviours to reconsider, that represent fields of opportunities for scientific progress.”

Phytosynthesis is a series of works that aims to creates a visual dialogue between plants and digital. Contemporary botanical artwork. Technology is engaged in the compositional process as a tool for scanning and represent. The image is created through algorithm that process flower’s photogrammetry scan. A custom software generates a tridimensional data visualisation of scanned data, whose intent is to overcome photographic image through overlays and transparencies of million points. The flower image become lighter, dematerializing its botanical anatomy. The lines reveal the connections between plants’ cells and environment thus highlighting the networking system that characterizes them. The portrayal of links evokes cosmos, constellations, space. Plants as an engine of our planet, able to transform solar energy into nutrient for life.