Aileen M Kelly portfolio

Thirsty Tree Project

One of our several installations projects was to find a way to bring the students’ attention to the damage we are doing to the environment and how it was affecting us on a daily basis, on campus. We were only allowed to use recycled materials.

On a personal level, I individually chose to represent how much water a tree actually needs, in order for others to realize how precious their drinking and bath water really is and how much of the nature around us needs it just as much as we do.

The general watering formula is: tree diameter x five minutes = total watering time. A 20 cm diameter tree will need 5 minutes of watering time to supply the 80 liters it needs.