About the Artwork
|Botanic was on display for the months of November 2019, January and March 2020. Please note this artwork is no longer available.
Botanic is inspired by the garden plans for the Stanford Wildflower Seeding Project and the garden at the Stanford Hospital. A botanical garden is a collection of plants labeled with their botanical names typically housed in an educational context. The flowers are animated with a cubic framework which utilizes the outer edges of the video wall. The flowers are blown by an unseen force causing them to collide with each other and the frame. They break apart into a diaspore of seeds, twigs, leaves and petals. The piece loops forwards and backwards breaking apart and coming back together.
Jennifer Steinkamp, ‘Botanic’, Courtesy the artist and Lehmann Maupin, New York, Hong Kong, Seoul and London. Photo: © Nick Turpin