We view technology and spirituality as opposite ends of the spectrum, but what if they’re connected? In Meander this interplay is explored through a marble totem blanketed in dynamic LED and complemented by a backlit bench that winds like flowing water with stone seats emerging as river rocks from the grass. Meanderers can sit and watch as the totem changes patterns in Google colors, at a speed inspired by the number of people sitting below.
A totem is a natural object believed to have spiritual significance and treated as an emblem. Some might say technology has taken the revered place of nature in modern society, but this piece shows how we can elevate and honor nature with hi-tech emblems. The Meander bench invites you to explore even while not in motion. It asks whether new awareness might come to light if more people were to stop and sit together.