Life of Tree is a kinetic sculpture that simulates a tree’s reflection in water; a metaphor for how all scientific theories are only a reflection of the underlying reality. Depending on the distortions of our theories, the reality is seen more or less clearly.
The sculpture was inspired by the biological tree of life, which highlights the underlying connection between all parts of our natural world, linking patterns across seemingly disparate disciplines.
The movement of Life of Tree embodies the universal scientific principles of resonance and frequency response – how all systems exhibit a wide range of responses across vast scales of space and time — sometimes known, sometimes hidden, and sometimes completely unexpected. Life of Tree creates a reflection of the natural world that keeps our eyes open toward the unknown.
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