'Naturalise' is a Swinging Hammock Made of Soil-Less Plants

 - Oct 3, 2017
References: cargocollective & agreenliving.org
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.