Interactive installation with projection mapping.
Xanthoria Parietina, AKA Maritime Sunburst Lichen, projected onto a half sphere which almost functions as a magnifying lens.
This is a prototype for an installation with projection mapping. The lichen specimen would change colour and size in response to atmospheric conditions outside.
You can observe the changing colours of Xanthoria in your area. They are brighter in the sun and more yellowy-green after wet weather. Xanthoria Parietina loves nitrogen, a greenhouse gas emitted through cars, trucks, and burning coal. So we might ask, is Xanthoria a positive presence or a warning?