Communicating with nature starts close to home, in a gallery.

Above you encounter a viewer’s playful exploration of the rainbow-generating plant sculpture and Dr. Schleidan’s demonstration of Leavesdropping.

Exhibited at Ship in the Woods in Escondido, California.

Rainbow-making with the League’s Sensitive Touch Plant Rainbow Generator at Ship in the Woods required one touch the leaves of the plant. To operate, viewers simply place their fingers on both sides of the leaf.

The Leavesdropping Device both transmits and communicates messages between leaves. If no transmission is audible, one must activate the device by connecting the leaves. Blow on the leaves to connect them.

The game play of the eco-sculpture references the play we as human beings inherently encounter when immersed in nature: we interact with our surroundings and are indeed part of that ecosystem.