Knowlege Structure, 2015

Marco Cianfanelli

South African
Rusted mild steel

Sections through the brain, as profiles, are layered in the reconstruction of the three-dimensional form of Knowledge Structure, where a parallel between tree and intellect is seen, exploring the structures of these organic forms. The trunks and branches represent a notion of different disciplines, which are interrelated, and interdependent, sharing resources and displaying a process of growth and interconnectedness. The form of the human brain is evident, a neural network that is connected to, as well as dependent on, the earth. The five columns supporting the brain become conduits. The emphasis lies in the importance of innovation, science, and technology in the furthering of humanity, as endeavors that need to be responsive to and in synergy with, the environment.