Euglena is a Tokyo-based installation artist who uses dandelion seeds to create extremely delicate sculptures. She uses glue to hold the form of the structures whilst reacting to the movement of their surroundings.
Her signature projects are called watage: “an interactive installation where dandelion puffs substitute the use of artificial driving force to animate the work, a collection of motion pictures highlighting the subtle movements of everyday life objects, and weeds-focused street art,” her website reads.
The element of air and movement is very important to Euglena’s work as the seeds sway in response to viewer’s breath or movement. “Using its surrounding environment to send off its seeds, the dandelion has achieved a lightness and form in its fluff specialized to the purpose and sprouts up each year no matter how the world may change,” write Japan Media Arts Festival. Euglena’s work was featured at this year’s festival where she won best new artist.