Replicating Nature

Adi Wiedersheim Sendagorta, Francesca Rodriguez Sawaya, Kevin Stirnweis

A series of digital flowers will grow in flower pots arranged on a shelf, receding and breaking down in the presence of humans.


As we strive to replicate the real world with larger screens and better graphics, we ironically destroy the natural world we attempt to imitate. Our project confronts the individual with an intended replication of nature but as the viewer gets closer this replication disintegrates, leaving the viewer thinking about how our desire to reproduce nature actively aids in its destruction.

Replicating Nature is comprised of six flower pots featuring unique projections resting on two shelves. Proximity sensors are installed so that when someone approaches these projections of flowers, they begin to “glitch” as they then disappear.