Lawson Agriculture and Design
As technologies advance strange and freighting futures open and become more and more possible. Will the sciences create marvels to benefit all of mankind, save use from some catastrophe, or create the monsters we all fear they would? Some see the future as a technological paradise with computerized everything, but others look toward biology for the next step. Humans have the power to adapt, but the real strength is to adapt and change the world around us to create life and shape it into what is desired. We already domesticate several different living organisms, mapped their very essence, changed their blue prints, and have started on creating even artificial life at this point. This furthers the idea of grown functionality or organisms grown for a specific purpose or need.
My work explores the idea of an artistic vision of theoretical hybrid plant life. Not the linking of like species, but the combination of the organic and the metallic, Plants grown not for food, but for heavy construction and the creation of functional objects. The idea that a bridge does not have to be built but grown, and the tea pot does not have to be molded from clay or metal or glass, but cultivated in the field as a form of agro-crockery. Will this fringe science be born in the scrap yards of
transforming the town from industrial to an agrarian society or in the polluted fields and streams a mutation long feared. I explore that future with the product line of a company building a name for itself in the bio engineering industry and the complication in such reality. As there motto goes, You dream it, We grow it. Pittsburgh