July 2023. University of Cambridge material donation to The Museum of Plant Art upcoming exhibition.

The University of Cambridge has made material a donation to the first exhibition of The Museum of Plant Art (October 2023). This plant-based film with nanocrystals gets cooler when the light hits its surface because of its crystals, which also give the material an iridescent look. This effect naturally happens in flowers and plants too, which have very complex systems to heat up and cool down so they can provide pollinators with the perfect ambient temperature. Pollinators can distinguish temperature variations of 0.25 degrees Celsius.   

We, humans, have only learnt to produce cellulose with this coating as recently as May 2023. I am incredibly thankful to Professor Silvia Vignolini and Dr Qingchen Shen from the Yusuf Hamied Department of Chemistry of the University of Cambridge for their support. 

April 2023. LIPME residency. MIA Art Fair +Maze Row Feature

This month I had the pleasure to be on residency at the  Laboratory of Plants Microbes and Environment Interactions (LIPME), where I have been developing my new project The Museum of Plant Art in the context of the 1+2 Residency. 
The Museum of Plant Art will have its first exhibition and publication launch this October 2023, at the Chapelle des Cordeliers with Filigranes Editions. 

 This month too, The Pigment Change was exhibited at MIA Art Fair and featured in Maze Row!

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