Sunflowers have extremely large flower heads made up of big yellow petals and a black central part that is made up of thousands of tiny florets. These later become seeds set in a beautiful spiral pattern. Originating in the Americas, for years it was grown as a source of food and in line with it’s natural habitat, it requires hot and dry conditions in order to be able to thrive.
Much like its reputation, the sunflower has a cheerful nature and interacts playfully with its audience. As the viewer approaches the artwork, a bumble bee will do the same, landing on the flowers central florets to sample its nectar.
Signature: Signed certificate by artist
Image rights: Priveekollektie & Dominic Harris
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