People in Nature
Active participation is essential to learning and to instilling a lasting interest in the world around us. Get out and get your boots mucky!
A Walk in the Park
The Art & Maths of Trees
Developed with artist Carol Healy and Blackrock Castle Observatory, a project exploring the mathematical rules for growth followed by trees & other types of vegetation. Through understanding the needs and restrictions of trees in accessing nutrients, light & space, we see those needs reflected in the angles and order of branch formation. The entire crown of a tree is produced by iterations of a basic branching rule which can be observed at every scale of the tree - from the production of leaves at the tips of the outermost twigs to the very trunk.
Tree Week at BCO, Ashbourne House Direct Provision & Gael Scoil Mhachan