Herba Stochia III

Herba Stochia is a series of computer-generated probabilistic plant pattern, that is rendered on A4 sized paper with a drawing machine (plotter) using a Japanese bristle brush pen and organic ink made from Icelandic crowberries. Series III is now ready and available for purchase. Each print is guaranteed to be unique.

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.

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.