In an effort to make a statement about contemporary "throwaway culture," artist Ainhoa Garmendia crafted this swinging hammock made of soil-less plants to promote the investment in products with promised longevity.
Made from a combination of plants and a strong, woven fabric, this relaxing lounger invites users to sit and contemplate one's role in environmental consciousness. In order for the exhibit to remain mess-free, the artist used Tillandsia Usneoides, a Spanish moss that doesn't require soil or ample water to grow. The result is a sturdy and comfortable hammock, which could stand as a metaphor for the re-connection with nature.
This project serves as another example of art's influence across a variety of platforms and initiates.