Nature’s Trojan Horse
This project, “Nature’s Trojan Horse: Nurturing an ecosystem for nature within the embellishment of human perception,” aims to allow Norway Maple and English Ivy to reengage nature through their so-called “invasive properties. This is an intervention that functions just like a trojan horse, using its appearance as camouflage to achieve the plant’s own goals of absorbing the central park’s invisible air pollutants and nourishing an ecosystem friendly to many other species. It expands as Chipmunks, the resident of the system, germinate the maples and Ivy through its excrement in Central Park. The central drive that penetrates the central park also acts as another factor in distributing the mesh that reveals pollution from the cars immediately below. Thus, the “Nature’s Trojan Horse” that is “Invading” the central park uses the plant’s embellishments as camouflage to pursue their need to absorb pollutants and revitalize the ecosystem.