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Concept
Inspired by primitive life, Public Anemone is a robotic creature with an organic appearance and natural quality of movement. People can interact with the cyber flora and fauna of this fanciful robotic terrarium as it transitions from day to night, accompanied by music and lighting effects.
Construction
The terrarium is approximately 7 ft wide by 7 ft deep by 10 ft high. All of the rockwork was constructed by hand. First plywood was placed on a metal frame and covered with chicken wire. Next, polyurethane foam was used to add volume, carved to create the rocklike appearance, and covered with fiberglass to provide strength. Finally all the rockwork was painted and textured, the pond and waterfall were installed, and cosmetic elements (plants, crystals, etc.) were added to complete the look. Movie documents the construction of the terrarium.