A Shining Tree

This project aims to create a poetic and embodied experience of nature and growth by letting people grow shining trees using their body.

Chenyan Yu, , Zairan Liu



The Shining Tree combines Posenet to detect human and p5.js for the growing tree itself. Our purpose is to remind people the magical and beautiful nature and its amazing arrangement of the circle of life and at the same time, make it a calm and peaceful process for people to experience by themselves as a way of meditation and reflection. In the chaotic time of Covid-19, not only social interactions are partially impeded, but our connection to nature. A shining tree seems to be a great solution to the anxiety we are facing now and can help us to reconnect with the most basic yet wonderful experience of living and the hope it carries within the circle of life.