Breath is inspired by the climate change issue which has drawn public concern right now.
As we know, plants mitigate global warming through photosynthesis—by absorbing carbon dioxide and releasing oxygen, plants help the earth breath. The ability to soak up carbon dioxide and fix it in plants or soil, thereby reducing its concentration in the atmosphere is called Carbon Sink.
However, as the global temperature keeps rising, this kind of valuable ability of plants has been increasingly undermined.
Breath is an art installation that can sense the carbon dioxide concentration around plants. Its lights are green when the CO2 concentration is on the normal level, but if the concentration rises, the lights will turn into red, a color indicating danger. Scattered around plants, the spherical lights keep flickering to visualize the breath of plants for visitors.
DIMENSION:12M DIMENSIONS VARIABLE EACH PART 0.4-0.75*0.4-0.65*0.6-1.2*2.5M
MATERIALS:MIRROR STAINLESS STEEL TUBE, CO2 SENSOR, SOLAR POWER SYSTEM, DIGITAL SCREEN, LED LIGHTS
Exhibited in Hannah Pescher Sculpture Garden
"I really love the video in which Rob show us how the sensor
of “Breath” detects the concentration of CO2 and convert its values into colours of lights. The higher the value is, the darker the red light becomes, to warn the visitors. If the value is low, the light will turn green. Super Rob~"
Hannah Peschar Sculpture Awards, Hannah Peschar Sculpture Garden, Dorking, UK, 2021