The project ‘Growing Plants Indoors’ shows a depiction of a life-size banana plant which seems to be trapped in its wooden casing. In its hyper-realistic state, the plant behind milky plexiglass suggests to be alive, brought to life by the lights that shine through the thin green leaves. But when one looks closer, certain facts break the illusion of the image. The measurements of the casing reveal the flat character of the banana plant, which turns out to be a collage/photographic representation that is sculptured inside the box. An illusion of the exotic houseplant that doesn’t need any water and can’t die, frozen in its temporary state. The work references the perception of an object — a familiar, functional object — in its personal space.
Wood, plexiglass, led strips, digital color print, conduct with a switch.
51,5 × 29 × 8 cm
|Republic of Ireland||Any||€32.65|
|United Kingdom (UK)||Any||€26.65|