“Magnoliophyta” is a work of interactive art that transcends the contents of an app into the real world through a physical interface. It is meant to allow any user to simulate the natural process of caring for a realistic flower by completely mechanical and unnatural means in an indoor environment. The flower simulation will be modeled in 3D, animated, and then played within the app . Within the app, the user will plant the seed that starts the growth of the flower, watch it bloom, crossbreed, and wither away at a rate that depends on how often the plant is visited and how often it is watered.
“Magnoliophyta” is meant to create a sense of company and calmness within the user through its incorporation of a dark, minimal, and nature oriented color palette.