Artist Ben Tritt and Producer Jodi Kaplan partnered with Chris Staino of Bamboo Visions on this project.
Below please find a summary of the bamboo side of ANALOGIA, as well as some interesting facts about this inspiring and beautiful material (written by Chris Staino):
“It was only a couple of weeks ago when the bamboo for the backdrop of Analogia piece made its journey up from middle Georgia. These impressive giants are known as Phyllostachys edulis, moso or moa zhu. Every piece before was hand selected, cut, de-branched and pressure washed soley for this project.
Surprisingly to most, this giant timber bamboo strives in the southeast portion of the United States even through the winter. After shooting out of the earth these shoots can top off to 28m (92ft.) in 5 months. Moso is commonly used in the textile industry in China. In North America we see it more in flooring and plywood.
Most importantly the bamboo chosen for Analogia also supports Ben Tritt’s theme of Eastern and Western cultures.”
1. Bamboo is grass, not a tree
2. Bamboo is the fastest growing plant on earth. One has been recorded to grow at an amazing rate of 47.6 inches in 24 hours
3. Its name comes from the popping sound when it’s burning “bam” then “boo”. This is due to the fact that bamboo has hollow cells between the nodes that heat up and pop.
4. A grove of bamboo releases 35% more oxygen than an equivalent stand of trees.
5. There are more than 300 sub species and more than 200 species of bamboo in the United States and 1500 world wide