Herba Stochita

Herba Stochita is a series of computer-generated probabilistic plant patterns, rendered on A6 sized paper with a pen plotter holding a Japanese bristle brush pen and organic ink made from Icelandic crowberries, a series of 100 unique prints.

The Plant Printer

The Plant Printer is a machine that acts and grows like a hanging plant. Equipped with a thermal printer and a light sensor, runs on electricity and is controlled by light amount. Each day, a few centimeters of the generative plant are slowly printed on the paper tape. The amount of light dictates how many and how big the leaves on the plant grow by using a specifically designed art algorithm to convert light to a plant drawing.

Between days, a progress can be seen on the printout, as the light changes with day and night. The inorganic plant helps us understand time in longer intervals than minutes and hours, and logs the progress of our lives at the same time. We can see life itself progress on the paper tape, reminding us to pause for a bit and enjoy the moment.

The printer can easily be hung on any kind of wall with one screw. It needs light, electricity and a roll of thermal paper to operate. Watch the Plant Printer mini-documentary below to learn more about how it works.

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