Phytosynthesis



  • Phytosynthesis – Phalaenopsis, 2022
    Custom software, inkjet fine art print on cotton paper, bleached Toulipier wooden frame, museum glass
    110 x 85 x 5 cm | 43¼ x 33½ x 2 in – UNIQUE





ἄτομοι and κενόν. Atoms and vacuum. These are the only two real principles in nature according to the theory developed by the two philosophers Leucippus and Democritus. Atoms, subject to the alternative interplay of chance and necessity, and vacuum, as the very condition of motion. According to the two atomists of Abdera, the world as we know it is the resultant of disordered motions of particles that bounce, collide, change direction, bind, and meet.

Particles and vacuum. These elements make up the series Phythosynthesis, a digital restitution of the natural microcosm.

Lightness and depth enter into symbiosis and a cloud of dots and lines finds dimension in a deep, intimate space. The image of the flower is lightened, dematerializing botanical anatomy to tell the story of the plant universe, the connections existing between plant cells and the environment. The apparent immobility of the floral subjects is transformed into shuddering, quivering instants of returning to life, seeking expanded relationships with the universe of the real. Plants as the engine of our planet, able to transform solar energy into nutrients for life.

Phytosynthesis is a series of works that aims to create a visual dialogue between plants and the digital. Contemporary Botanical Tables.

Photography is the generating and terminal element of the work, in a cyclical process of co-participation of man and machine. The image is created through an algorithm that processes the photogrammetric scan of the flower. The custom software generates a three-dimensional visualization of the scanned data; the intent is to transcend the photographic image through superimpositions and transparencies of millions of points that allow us to perceive three-dimensionality from a single vantage point.