Art, Design, and Sustainability.
Adaptive Stacking Order is a site-specific installation using wood shims to emulate the growth, geometry, and modularity found in nature. Thousands of shims are individually placed against a wall to create repeating radial and interlocking unit forms that are responsive to the parameters of the space. The work was created by Christine Lee, a senior sustainability scholar at Arizona State University, for the group exhibition Biomimicry. Nature Inspired Design at the Gallery at the Tempe Center for the Arts.
Lee has an interdisciplinary practice straddling art, design, science, and sustainability. Motivated by a natural inclination to salvage and a deep appreciation for architecture and the natural environment, Lee explores and refines the typical associations and intended use of materials. In most of the shim installations, the materials are donated and recycled into community projects after the exhibition has ended.
For more work by Christine Lee, visit www.interwovenlabs.com