Here’s a link to a project that I was particularly proud of. It’s an afrofuturistic, food centric piece that exhibited in January of last year.
Tree Tank imagines a future people of colour who are actively addressing food sovereignty. They want to feel connected to their heritage through the food that they eat while avoiding the oppression that comes with the growth, production and transit of that food from its country of origin to their plate. As a population of free people, they strive to circumvent the social, economical enslavement of all sectors by designing and fabricating solutions to their own needs. This community of the future is connected to their ancestral roots through their advanced knowledge of bio cultures, botany and plant cultivation. They designed this Tree Tank, using accessible materials, to emulate the natural climate of this Jamaican Orange Tree so that they can harvest fruit right in their very own home. Foggers are timed to regulate humidity and light strips are used to adjust the light levels. The screen displays stats on the atmospheric conditions of the incubator and allows the user to upload setting adjustments should they wish to house a different foreign plant from their culture.