Leaf Mobile is currently being built for installation at Minoru Civic Centre, Richmond, BC in 2017.
These Leaf Sails catch the breeze and rotate the turbine. It is self governing in heavy weather.
Solar panels will be used in to create audio sampling of natural sounds in the landscape.
As metaphor, I chose to represent the vascular anatomy of the leaf for it’s potency as a renewable energy system of incredible efficiency. Clearly the ability to photosynthesize water, sunlight and CO2 into stored carbon energy while expiring oxygen to balance the biosphere is a process that enables our survival. The leaf is a biological converter of immense capacity. It feed us, it keeps us warm and puts gas in our tank!
Work In Progress
March 18, 2017