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alpha space- experimental living plant sculptures by Lloyd Godman based on the principle of super sustainability

Pulse 2014

   

Expanding dimension - 2014 WTC

     

 

 

Cage 2014

   

 

Airborne 2013 - Melbourne City Council Arts Grants Project

 

     
 
 
 
     
 
   
           

 

Atmocycle 2012

       

 

 

 

Atmocycle II 2012

Double Pyramid 2012

 

 

Expanding Dimension 2010

 
       

 

Rotation

   

 

Nature reclaims the Helix 2012

   

Plain Air

tillandsia plant jet plane, lloyd godman

 

 

Entropy Spiral

 

 

Lloyd Godman is one of a new breed of environmental artists whose work is directly influencing 'green' building design" ......"Godman's installations are the result of a unique blend of botanical science, environmental awareness and artistic expression. All three elements are intrinsic to the practical realisation of his polymathic vision". John Power - Editor of Facility Management Magazine Aug 2011

 

"Lloyd Godman's twin careers of serious and successful organic gardener and practicing artist of great creative energy converge in new and constantly surprising ways to make art about the ecological concerns that underly his gardening. Over almost three decades his art has widened out from relatively traditional landscape photography to include elements of performance, audience participation art and multimedia installation to explore the tensions between electronic consumer society and the ecosystem."

Artlink magazine - Ecology: Everyone's Business - Vol 25 no 4 - Dec - Jan 2006

Super - sustainable art practice is where the practice and work produces a greater environmental and or organic output than the work consumes. Lloyd is experimenting with living suspended tillandsia sculptures that grow with minimal water in hot and dry climates. The only maintenance required is the trimming the new growth which provides more material from further work.

 

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Other Plant Works

2009 >> Su/spend - experimental living plant work based on the principle of super sustainability. Super - sustainable art practice is where the practice and work produces a greater environmental and or organic output than the work consumes. Lloyd is experimenting with living suspended tillandsia sculptures that grow with minimal water in hot and dry climates. The only maintenance required is the trimming the new growth which provides more material from further work.
2008 Source version II - from a survey - Curated by Ross Farnell at Burrinja Gallery
2007 >>

Hybridize- A project in progress - This is a very long term project, with unpredictable results - as an extension of the Classification work - the concept is to cross-pollinate some of my Bromeliad collection, germinate and then grow the seed on to maturity over 4 -5 years, observe what eventuates and then name the new hybrids after fossil fuel machines - this also becomes a link to the Plant Room

2008 enLIGHTen version II- from a survey - Curated by Ross Farnell at Burrinja Gallery - an interactive installation with six infrared activated projectors and suspended Bromeliad plants that throw shadows onto large toilet paper screens.
2007 Leaf imprints - images grown in the grass - from an artist in residency at L'Arbre de Vie / Chateau de Blacons, France
2007
LEAF - light impressions - Cyanotype photogram prints of plants and charcoal drawings from an artist in residency at L'Arbre de Vie / Chateau de Blacons, France
2007
la Chambre Verte - the Green Room - Projection installation - from an artist in residency at L'Arbre de Vie / Chateau de Blacons, France
Source
2005
Source - Source consists of a suspended table and chairs with a data projection of the time lapse sequence on the table - the work raises issues of the source of our food, vulnerability and sustainability. Curated by Tony Trembath for ephemeral sculpture in Nilumbik.
Timed Lapse
2005
Timed Lapse - the first interactive work where the audience photograph themselves through plants growing. The work also explores ideas of time and aging. Curated by Dan Talley for the Museum of Contemporary Art, Ga, Atlanta, USA
at the speed of light
2002
@ the Speed of Light - a continuation of experiments with Tillandsia plants, photosynthesis and self developing photograms, it is a progression form an earlier work Disturbance in the Field
Support
2001
sup/PORT - an installation of Tillandsia Plants in Hafslund Upholstery shop window Port Chalmers Dunedin as part of the LOAD project organized by Georgiana Morison that ran along side Vision Art
2001
Disturbance in the Field - the first self developing photogram work with a suspended Tillandsia
1999
enLIGHTen - an interactive installation with seven infrared activated projectors and suspended Bromeliad plants that throw shadows onto the large (7.5m long x 3.5m high) tissue paper screens. The work is a progression of the LIGHT installation.
implant
1999
implant - an installation of Bromeliad plants on a mannequin, a woman and a skeleton. The work is a progression of the LIFT installation
elevator
1999
LIFT - an installation of Bromeliad Plants in a Lift (elevator). The work is a progression of earlier experiments with plants like Classification
Light
1998
Light - the first light projection installation with suspended Bromeliad Plants
Planet
1998
Planet - Installation of a large (8mx4m) globeĀ on the floor of 101 Collins St Gallery Annex, Melbourne ( photographs of Bromeliad plants
1998
Classification - installation of Tillandsia plants in a museum case
1997
Plant Room - Installation of Bromeliads in the Plant Room (boiler house) at the Otago Polytechnic which contains 3 coal burning furnaces for heating the building complex.
1996
Photosynthesis - involved masking off areas of Bromeliad plants and exposing them for months to sunlight which created biotanically imprinted symbols on the living tissue of the leaves
     
 

 

Gardens

Haena Kuaui Hawaii 1973-4
Brighton Otago, NZ Garden 1976 - 2005
St Andrews, Vegetable garden, Victoria, Australia Garden - 2005 >>
St Andrews, Orchard garden, Victoria, Australia Garden 2005 >>
St Andrews, Bromeliad garden, Victoria, Australia Garden 2005>>