Leaf


2015

With transparent material, Philippe Safire traces the steep contours of a green leaf. The artwork reflects the ambient light due to its curved shape and folded sides. Delicate, the piece sways in the presence of the viewer. An animation penetrates the sculpture and is projected onto the wall. Assembled with pixels and text, the animation depicts the absorption and release of “digital energy.” The projection mirrors the cycle of photosynthesis undertaken by plants and other organisms. Safire evokes the omnipresence of the digital—a spreading contaminant even in the realm of nature.

Leaf
2015
Animation, video projection, styrene
Dimensions variable