Thursday, 11 November 2010
Juliette Warmenhoven is a recent graduate from the ArtEZ Institute of the Arts in Arnhem who exhibited her 'Everyday Growing project' last month at Dutch Design Week in Eindhoven. Her project consists of a series of handmade, lo-tech botanical experiments that study the growth and beauty of plant life.
The experiments range from bonsai incubators and holding tanks for root development to a music box that uses power generated by a growing potato. Each study is housed in brightly coloured handmade laboratory equipment. Warmenhoven’s future thinking approach aims to change our perceptions of plant life, and highlights, with poetry and imagination, the small miracles of nature.