Arboria II has the natural world for inspiration. Immersion in an arboreal world of tree-like forms and abundant leaf motifs is enhanced by a commissioned soundtrack recorded in the Amazonian jungle
Arboria II is dedicated to the theme of ‘trees’ both in terms of forms and in graphic representation. Arboria II is designed to echo aspects of being lost in a forest – there are radiant canopies of leaves that stretch overhead, there are vibrant tree trunks rising from the ground beneath.
The Main Dome frames the leaf motif in a magnificent cupola that references the form of the Islamic mosque domes that are one of Alan Parkinson’s primary sources of inspiration. Arboria II’s sound is of the Ecuadorian Cloud Forest, recorded there for biodiversity monitoring by musician & soundscape ecologist, Alice Eldridge (ecila.org)
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