In the mid 1990s, Godman made the connection that the process of taking photographs with film and growing plants was analogous - both use light and water - plants are in fact an abstract form of photography. In 1996 he began by growing simple images into the leaves of Bromeliad plants which in turn led to sophisticated interactive installations. Working with plants traces the development of this work. Working with Plants traces his use of plants in his art.
This series of books traces the evolution of the artist’s practice from traditional photographic techniques through to his innovative suspended rotating living air plant sculptures. Through parallel practices as artist and organic gardener, and making a connection between photosynthesis and the role of light in photographic practice, Lloyd Godman presents living plants as ‘super-sustainable’ sculptures. There is a strong environmental thread that binds his diverse oeuvre then opens a portal to conceive the planet as a 'giant living abstract photograph' with a consequential shift from environmental art as comment to environmental activism.
di - VISION interiors Published October 16, 2014
When Light Turns to Dust Published September 09, 2014
Baxter Published August 30, 2014
Aporian Emulsions Published August 27, 2014
Evidence from the Religion of Technology Published August 25, 2014
Equivalence Published August 24, 2014
Adze to Coda Published August 22, 2014
Codes of Survival Published August 22, 2014
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