“Synthetic Pollenizers” weave technology with ecology

Jan 25, 2018, 6:49 AM EST
(Source: http://mikcandy.tumblr.com/)
(Source: http://mikcandy.tumblr.com/)

In an attempt to raise awareness about the environment, artist Michael Candy has crafted connected robotic flowers, called Synthetic Pollenizers, which artificially pollinate bees and accelerate reproduction in nearby flora, thus weaving technology with ecology.

The concept, which has been applied to a bevy of flowers, mimics the nature’s mechanism while lending it new dimensions with a confluence of art and technology, writes Shepparton Art Museum.

The project has gone through several prototype stages, with materials of flowers changing from paper to metals, varying shapes and colors to closely replicate the traits that allure visitors for pollination, notes Design Boom.