Veins

In collaboration with Berklee musician, Jonas Margraf, Veins (2013) is a public art piece about the ground that ties us together. It was created in response to the then recent Boston Marathon bombing — a catastrophic disaster that left the city under a blanket of silence. Playing off the adage, "stop and smell the roses", each flower was carefully constructed out of speakers that played a sine-wave algorithm with the Raspberry Pi. A small microphone was attached to each flower to create an input for nature's surroundings, thus, forming a feedback loop of distinctive songs every 30 minutes. The sounds were subtle: inviting passers-by to step closer to hear the whispering secrets of the trees.