Mimosa Piduca

Media: Aluminum
“Mimosa Piduca” was inspired by the flower of the same name. Like its namesake, the artwork is stimulated by electrical impulses that represent the opening and closing of this flower when touched. While the flower is extremely delicate, its reactive movement forms a barrier not unlike the metal shield that forms the outer part of this work, as the geometric circles shy away until complete closure at the rhythm of a heartbeat. This art creates juxtaposition between delicate illumination of a soul and hard, protective surfaces, creating a question in the viewer’s mind about the perfection of a variety of life forms.