Fragile Future is a multidisciplinary light sculpture, which fuses nature and technology. The sculpture contains real dandelion seeds that were picked by hand and connected seed-by-seed to an LED light. This labor-intensive process is a clear statement against mass production and throwaway culture.
Fragile Future is a modular work that can overgrow a space. It consists of three-dimensional bronze electrical circuits connected to light-emitting dandelions. The project is a critical, yet utopian, vision of the future of our planet, where two seemingly opposite evolutions have made a pact to survive together.
Are the rapid technological developments of our age really more advanced than the evolution of nature, of which the dandelion is such a transient and symbolic example? And could those two evolve together and meet in the future?
Examples of the Fragile Futur series are in the permanent collections of the Los Angeles Contemporary Museum of Art (LACMA), the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, the Museum Fine Art Houston, the High Museum of Art,Atlanta, the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, The Carnegie Museum, Pittsburgh, among others.
Dandelion seed, phosphorus bronze, LED, perspex
23 x 23 x 44 cm