Epidermis scientifically refers to a 'single- layered group of cells that cover plants.' (Webster 2015) This protective layer forms a boundary between the plant and the external environment
Epidermis consists of an array of diverse vessel displaying machine and hand sewn patterns and forms, mimicking the unusual robust structures and epidermis of mysterious plant species such as Lithops, Carnivorous plants and other abnormal species. Each ‘Epidermis’ will contain edible and non-edible unfertilized seeds such as herbs, grass, cress and other effortless growing plants, which will shoot up through the meticulous designs, and porous up-cycled materials such as; burlap, canvas and nylon mesh with the addition of water. The transient life of the plant invading the manmade designed imagery displays the constant battle between nature and us humans and our desire to constantly control it.
Each vessel can be utilized as a piece of dormant art within a home until water is applied, from here the interactive design encourages play and a hands on learning experience for children (5+) making the journey of growth exciting and new.