An imposing canopy of artificial trees up to 50 meters is high towering over a vast urban oasis. The colossal solar-powered supertrees are found in the Bay South garden: it is part of a 250-acre landscaping project -- Gardens by the Bay. The man-made mechanical forest consists of 18 supertrees that act as vertical gardens, generating solar power, acting as air venting ducts for nearby conservatories, and collecting rainwater. To generate electricity, 11 of the supertrees are fitted with solar photovoltaic systems that convert sunlight into energy, which provides lighting and aids water technology within the conservatories below. Varying in height between 25 and 50 meters, each supertree features tropical flowers and various ferns climbing across its steel framework. The large canopies also operate as temperature moderators, absorbing and dispersing heat, as well as providing shelter from the hot temperatures of Singapore's climate to visitors walking beneath. Pretty cool stuff.
Limited Edition gallery prints on archival cotton rag paper, numbered and signed are available in sizes:
18 x 24" (~45 x 60 cm) | edition of 50
24 x 36" (~60 x 91 cm) | edition of 25
30x45" (~75 x 114 cm) | edition of 15
40 x 60" (~101 x 152 cm) | edition of 8
(2" white border - unframed)