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Michael Jantzen’s Seed-Sowing Machines Plant Flowers in Response to Environmental Destruction

Posted By Lidija Grozdanic On April 22, 2013 @ 12:30 pm In Art,environmental destruction,Solar Power | 1 Comment

Solar-powered Eco-Seed Sowing Machines, Michael Jantzen, art, environmental destruction, environmental degradation signs, solar power, solar-powered art, global pollution levels, green design [1]

Artist Michael Jantzen [2] has released designs for a solar-powered seed-sowing machine that would plant flowers in response to evidence of environmental destruction. Placed in various locations around the world, these structures would detect signs of pollution and automatically release small quantities of flower seeds onto the ground below. The result is a paradox: the more flowers blooming around one of the apparatuses, the worse the environmental degradation in the surrounding area.



Solar-powered Eco-Seed Sowing Machines, Michael Jantzen, art, environmental destruction, environmental degradation signs, solar power, solar-powered art, global pollution levels, green design [3]

American artist Michael Jantzen has designed these art [4] pieces as a symbolic reminder of the environmental degradation happening across the globe. The machines are powered by solar energy [5] and receive information from the Internet. Once they receive a signal on rising levels of environmental destruction, the structures react by changing the landscape around them — the worse the degradation, the more colorful the surrounding will become.

+ Michael Jantzen [2]


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[2] Michael Jantzen: http://www.michaeljantzen.com/Welcome.html

[3] Image: http://inhabitat.com/?attachment_id=504265

[4] art: http://inhabitat.com/sylvain-meyer-transforms-elements-of-nature-into-beautiful-environmental-art/

[5] solar energy: http://inhabitat.com/6-brilliant-solar-powered-art-projects-to-brighten-your-day/

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