Dominic Harris, ‘Orchid | Bloomed (large)’, 2016, Priveekollektie Contemporary Art | Design

Widespread and diverse, orchids grow naturally across the world. A favourite amoungst horticulturalists each flower is bilateral symmetric; where each half petal is the mirror of the other. The unique bond between orchids’ feminine petals and insects is evident with their higher pollination count.

Interaction

Presented with crisp white petals against the black background, the orchid passes through several growth and blossoming states in reaction to the presence of the viewer. Conceptually the orchid is a more sophisticated and elegant flower than most. As a result of this, it tends to lead and dictate the interaction somewhat more than the other flowers within the series. Pollinating bees and butterflies will make their occasional appearance whilst the artwork is being viewed.

Signature: Signed certificate by artist

Solo exhibition "celebrating 7 year anniversary of Dominic Harris' works by Priveekollektie" October-November 2016; PAD London; The Salon Art + Design New York 2016; Art Miami 2016

About Dominic Harris

Since establishing Cinimod Studio, a multi-disciplinary, London-based practice in 2007, artist and designer Dominic Harris has gained international attention for his digitally-driven works of interactive art. Harris has devoted recent years to seamlessly blending natural phenomena with complex code through integrated electronics and innovative fabrication techniques. Inspired by the architectural interventions of James Turrell and Dan Flavin, Dominic offers viewers a sublime experience of their surrounding environment in his surreal installations that wryly illuminate the effect of digital culture on human perception in the information age. One of the artist’s most ambitious pieces invited participants to wildly gesture or attempt to change their own heart rate, which would in turn light up the London Eye.

British, b. 1976, based in London, United Kingdom