Typology : Bamboo installation
Completed : October 2016
Flow is a bamboo installation inspired by the malleability and fluidity of bamboo. Once broken down into thin strips from its rigid whole, bamboo takes on a completely new character. Using digital form-making techniques, the torus and loop nature of the installation is a direct critique to its site, a formal grid of towering palm trees on Puteri Harbour, Iskandar.
Weaving through four palms trees in mid-air, the installation creates an illusion of weightlessness and dynamism, allowing passers-by to meander beneath its shadow and void beneath. By varying its cross section profiles, various densities of bamboo strips are formed. FLOW is the materialisation of the unseen energy within the harbour, reminding us to learn from nature and to maximize its potential using contemporary craft techniques.