Diaphanous Bloom - CODAworx

Diaphanous Bloom

Submitted by James Tapscott

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Client: China Resources Land

Location: Shenzhen, China

Completion date: 2018

Artwork budget: $200,000

Project Team

Industry Resource

James Tapscott

Studio JT Pty Ltd

Fabrication

UAP

UAP pty ltd

Overview

Polished stainless steel, mist, light. The “tree” is positioned at the end of a row of real trees, in a busy intersection at MixC World in Shenzhen, China. It is heavily abstracted, and minimal, but then periodically erupts in a diaphanous cloud of mist, forming an organic canopy. A reference to our habit of trying to fabricate nature within an urban environment – how nature can thrive in these circumstances, but only to a limited degree.

Goals

Something natural, yet unnatural - to become a landmark for the site.

Process

The work was commissioned through Art Front Gallery, Tokyo by CR Land. They came to me for an idea specific to this site. My idea was conceptualized and drawn by hand, then 3D modelled digitally to be proto-typed and fabricated by UAP at their facility in Shanghai.