I really like the Amorphic Robot Works, and “Growing, Raining Tree” is one of my favorites pieces. I really hope I have the opportunity to experience their work in person some day.
Like the biological specimen, Growing, Raining Tree responds to elements in its environment and is sensitive to movement around its perimeter. As you approach the pool surrounding the Tree, its limbs slowly come to greet you. Once they reach your location, the branches pull back and begin to drip rhythmically in response to your presence. When the Tree has no visitors, it takes a resting posture that many have described as “willow-like.”