Meteorology and pomology collide
Melbourne, 2022: As part of the Casey Cornucopia festival, Bompas & Parr created a series of fruit weather sculptures showcasing the culinary heritage of Casey, Melbourne and the remarkable produce of the surrounding region.
Fruity vapours developed in collaboration with JPL Flavours filled the air of Bunjil Place, emanating from multi-sensorial exhibits designed to enhance taste perception through the collision of meteorology and pomology (the study of fruit).
The installation brought indigenous fruit, vegetables and plants to life in a new way, with visitors able to step inside architectural sculptures created to celebrate the vibrancy of Casey:
- The Apple - Chosen for its iconic symbolism (love, knowledge, wisdom) and indigenous, locally farmed varieties from Montague Orchards
- The Chocolate Lily - Selected for its local native connections, its beauty, and its unexpected scent
- The Celery - Chosen for its distinctiveness to the area and its fresh smell: Casey accounts for one-quarter of Melbourne's vegetables and the bulk of its celery