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Catalina Giraldo, Holly Findlater: "Lluvia de Polen"

Some pollen will find itself in a flower and create seeds and these seeds will create an ecosystem that is unique to the climate of the environment.

 

Collaboration

Holly Findlater - Catalina Giraldo

 

Pollen grains and spores are cells with a very special structure whose design is such that it will fertilize a flower carrying the necessary information to create seeds and fruits.  They are like dust particles constantly floating in the air and sometimes traveling in the water of rivers, along the wind currents in the atmosphere, and also on the bodies of birds, insects and mammals. In their travel some pollen will find itself in a flower and create seeds and these seeds will create an ecosystem that is unique to the climate of the environment.  However, some grains of pollen will fall into the soil and create the historical record of ecological history of our times. Like the sand that flows through an hourglass to keep a measure of time the pollen grains flow through the atmosphere and in the layers of sediment they land to record the time of the earth’s structure.

 

The rain of pollen and spores is responsible for the creation of biodiversity and the flourishing of plants on earth.  It is like stardust that creates the universe.  We want to show how the information that creates biodiversity of plants on earth can be seen on a cellular level and how this is similar to the structure of the universe that creates our planets and so on.  This cellular blueprint is the invisible structure that makes up our environment and provides for us a map of our current state of biological existence like traces in the sand.  

 

Year: 
2011