The Infinite Green By Adam Kalinowski, A Living Sculpture Covered In Plants
The Infinite Green by Polish designer Adam Kalinowski is a remarkable example of a green sculpture, celebrating the artist’s connection with nature using natural materials. Built from steel and wood, the sculpture houses over 100 different plant species – 3,000 plants in total that blossom at different times of the year – distributed across seven shelves and 110 square meters of space. Adam Kalinowski created the piece for the European Capital of Culture Wroclaw 2016 art program.
Why ‘ the infinite green’ ? Seen from a bird’s point of view perspective, the sculpture will refresh people’s memory of the graphic symbol of infinity which Kalinowski chose for several reasons: its implied eternality, and the importance of living nature in the continuation of human life on earth.
Besides its impressive visual appearance, the sculpture also has a sense of practicality- it uses plant placement to alter the interior temperature and humidity levels, the gaps between shelves and the open roof allow for natural ventilation to occur and an integrated watering system that wastes very little.
Kalinowski’s green sculpture tries to represent “nature untouched by human hand, not idyllic landscape petrified by human values and sense of handiness but ancient nature being changed only by natural processes of passing time in incredible long cycles.” The Polish artist manages to reach through his living work of art several environmental issues like the significance of urban open spaces and green areas in urban developments.
Scroll down to see this eco-oriented sculpture that re-envisions our relationship with nature, proposing new ways for us to co-exist with our environment.
photo credit @ adamkalinowski.com