7000 oaks and counting, by Tiffany Holmes

7000 oaks and counting, public art commission from the Capital Development Board of the State of Illinois.

The nature of change in response to changing C02 footprint of an office building.
Source: http://tiffanyholmes.com/current-ecoart/7000-oaks-and-counting/

Artist: Tiffany Holmes

Title: 7000 oaks and counting

Year created: 2006-2009

Location: Chicago, USA

Materials: building control system, custom software, digital display

What is the piece’s impact? The piece made visible the previously invisible use of energy in an office environment, and thus the carbon footprint of it’s occupants.

How does this project relate to this change as art? The piece made use of real-time energy data to educate on and encourage reductions of resource consumption in the workplace. This was an installation piece, but could conceivably be used in other, similar contexts.

What makes this an artistic project? The concept was developed and managed by an artist. The name of the piece references a well known art piece by Joseph Beuys, 7000 Oaks.

Notes: For more information, please visit: http://tiffanyholmes.com/current-ecoart/7000-oaks-and-counting/

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