Artificial Shrub Observatories

Arnoud van den Heuvel
June 23rd 2010


Justin Shull investigates the born and the made by mixing them up in mobile installations like the "Terrestrial Shrub Rover" and the "Porta Hedge". His designs consist of several eco-conscious design features including recycled Christmas trees on the exterior, wood finishing on the interior, and the relaxing sound of birdsong audio on the interior and exterior. These vehicles are made to observe and explore both terrestrial and social environments.

Currently touring the United States, Shull tries to evoke some awareness on how the human species deals with its natural surroundings.

Learn more in this short documentary by Greg Gleason:

Watch more videos here: justinshull.us

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