Entropic Growth 100 is the most recent sculpture in a series of forms that explore the spaces where the distinction between natural and industrial blurs. We have started to mask our intrusion into the natural world by manufacturing machine-made, fake nature: poured concrete made to look like rock walls, cell phone tower trees, and plastic everything for your front yard. I want to address what happens when these objects become useless and discarded. What changes when our surroundings that used to grow, rot, and die don’t do so anymore and instead start to rust, need a new coat of paint, or don’t change at all. Does this change our understanding of time?
An added element to Entropic Growth 100 are three black and white tags. The tags act as a barcode of sorts, allowing the app “Junaio” to read and load a virtual 3D model on top of them. The model is a cluster of blue crystals similar to that of copper sulfate crystals. This addition of a virtual element extends the space in which the sculpture exists into the realm of the invisible.