The “Longhorned Borers” beetle’s caterpillars feed of the Eucalyptus tree. After every life cycle, a beautiful web of holes and tunnels decorates the tree’s branches left behind by the caterpillars.
In this project, the damage of the caterpillars to the tree is translated to functional and aesthetic elements.
The life of the tree, the caterpillars behavior and the filler material are all foundations in creating the group of objects.
The tin cast into the clock’s tunnels transfers the electricity from the battery to the engine, while the plastic cast into the tunnels of the stool and the lamp is used to join the components together.
Presents at Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Graduate Show,
Jerusalem 19/7 – 3/8/2012
Advisers Cecilia Vitas , Omer Golan
Photography Oded Antman