Project Description

Weeping Bouquets, 2015. External view. Weeping willow branches hung from ceiling to floor filling the entire Sensory Project Site.

Weeping Bouquets, 2015. External view.
Weeping willow branches hung from ceiling to floor filling the entire Sensory Project Site.

Weeping Bouquets, 2015. (detail) Process of decomposing.

Weeping Bouquets, 2015. (detail)
Process of decomposing.

Weeping Bouquets, 2015. (detail) Final stage of project.

Weeping Bouquets, 2015. (detail)
Final stage of project.

Weeping Bouquets, 2015.

Weeping Bouquets, addressed touch, smell and movement. Fresh, green weeping willow branches hung from ceiling to floor filling the Sensory Project Site.

Touch and smell from the willow branches could be explored as visitors’ moved around the space. Transformation during the decomposition process produced multiple aroma readings from subtle sweet fermentation to a robust petrichor earthy scent.

The colours, textures, smell and sound continually changed as the foliage decomposed. As leaves decayed they became brittle to touch and crumbled when walked over. In this space, visitors’ movements altered during the course of time from encumbered to less restricted and much freer.