Drifting Dandelions

In 2010 I was lucky enough to catch the Dead or Alive show at the Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) in New York. One of the pieces at the exhibit was the work Fragile Future by Studio Drift* How pretty were the dandelion lights in this modular installation as hundreds of soft, glowing LEDs formed an intricate shape. Since then they have continued to work on the piece and there have been many Fragile Future installations all around the world.

“The sculpture consists of three-dimensional bronze electrical circuits connected to light emitting dandelions. It contains real dandelion seeds, that were picked by hand, and glued seed by seed to LED lights. This labour-intensive process is a clear statement against mass production and throwaway culture.”


Studio DRIFT was founded in 2006 by Ralph Nauta and Lonneke Gordijn. Studio Drift explores the relationship between nature, technology, and mankind. Their working process involves unique craftsmanship and critical engagement.
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