London, Greater London, E15 1EQ
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Petrichor
Bromley, London, UK - first prize
PETRICHOR noun. describes the sweet earthly smell produced when rain falls on dry soil. This sculpture shows the cycle of growth and renewal. Its form represents that of a drop of water. Constructed from individual “u” shaped rods its structure acts as a funnel, directing and collecting rainwater to its base. The base of the sculpture is open: filled with soil and seeded with climbing vines. As time passes, the vines will grow, watered by nature, aided by the sculpture. These climbing vines will grow to twist around the sculpture that helped sprout them, demonstrating a cycle of growth and renewal. This piece returns us to the earth. The sculpture breaks the earth but in turn, returns to it and aids in its regrowth. It demonstrates how nature can both give and take, illustrating the reciprocity and delicate balance between ourselves and the world. Team: Cristina Morbi, Kristina Chan