Growth Rendering Device (2007)
This system provides light and food in the form of hydroponic solution for the plant. The plant reacts to the device by growing. The device in-turn reacts to the plant by producing a rasterized inkjet drawing of the plant every twenty-four hours. After a new drawing is produced the system scrolls the roll of paper approximately four inches so a new drawing can be produced during the next cycle. This system is allowed to run indefinitely and the final outcome is not predetermined.
David Bowen received his MFA frin University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN and his BFA from Herron School of Art, Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis. He has shown at Laboratoria Art & Science Space, Moscow; The National Art Center, Tokyo; The Soap Factory, Minneapolis; Silver-Echo Gallery, Los Angeles; Vox Populi, Philadelphia; and more.