the growth rendering device is a kinetic sculpture that is draws images of a small plant based on its growth patterns. the project’s creator is david bowen, an artist working as a professor at the university of minnesota duluth. the sculpture provides light and food to a small plant being grown hydroponicly inside a vase. as the plant grows, the system reacts by producing rasterized inkjet drawings of it every twenty four hours. each time a drawing is complete the roll of paper moves forward to make room for the next drawing. bowen points out however that ‘this system is allowed to run indefinitely and the final outcome is not predetermined.’

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david bowen: growth rendering device

david bowen: growth rendering device

david bowen: growth rendering device

david bowen: growth rendering device