title: Teria
location: Quebec, Canada
use: Public Art
design period: 2014

Patterns in nature are invisible to the human eye but can be traced to our essential understanding of the ecology. This approach can revolutionize the way in which we understand our connections to animals and plants. Taking the combination of bird flight paths and seeds, “teria” is a garden of these invisible patterns. Constructed with 100 clear acrylic tubes at 8 feet high, each will store a variety of seeds filled only midway to appear floating between an indefinite ground and sky. Several tubes are converted into seed feeders, providing easy access to the seeds to attract many songbirds such as cardinals and finches. “teria” is a garden that will appear as a mirage from a distance and will come alive close-up.