A breadcrumb trail of project notes
I’m in the process of installing my Strange Attractor project at the Page St Community Garden in the Lower Haight in San Francisco. Strange Attractor is a modular system of artificial flowers designed to be visited by butterflies and other animals. By seeing how the animals react to different designs we can get a sense of what they prefer and perhaps understand better how they perceive the world.
Here’s the text from the poster I plan to put up outside the garden:
Do butterflies like blue or red flowers? Do they appreciate art? What does the world look like through their eyes?
The artificial flowers at the front of the garden are designed for butterflies and for you. Which designs do you like? Which ones do you think butterflies and other animals will prefer?
Strange Attractor is an artwork that interacts with its environment and becomes part of the urban ecosystem.