Fragile Future III by Lonneke Gordijn and Ralph Nauta

Developed in collaboration with the Carpenters Workshop Gallery and is part of various private collections.

Materials: Phosphor Bronze, real dandelions and LED’s. Each creation (except commisions) are limited to 8 pieces and 2 Artist Proofs

FRAGILE FUTURE III tells the story about the amalgamation of nature and technology. In the distant future these two extremes have made a pact to survive. FRAGILE FUTURE III combines an electrical system with real dandelions in a light sculpture that is predestined to overgrow a surface.

Think of the transience of a dandelion – one blow and it has gone. It is a plant familiar to every country and every culture, yet nobody really stops to look at it. In our increasingly technological world, I wanted to create something that could only be made by putting so much time and care into it; something that was not designed to be replaced by something else. The LED light seems a total contradiction, but in fact it is the same size as the normal dandelion stem and matches it perfectly. People said to use real dandelions was not possible and not practical, but the change of context makes people look again and see the plant in all its beauty for the first time.”

— Lonneke Gordijn

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