Rivers Run through Us, are Moss, epiphyte, lichen, electronic and plastic Gardens. They are constructed with Arduino Microcontrollers that allow mini peristaltic pumps to self-water these gardens.
They are seen as miniature rivers circulating water and other nutrients often carried by the mosses. Mosses are also hyperaccumulators and part of my motivation with these works was to have the moss cleanse the plastics from the water. I was also trying to reuse and embrace the plastic and upcycle what I have purchased and felt responsible for.
The epiphytes sit in drilled out branches and the branches have living lichen on them.
micrograph of moss below.