Artworks ready to go…Cordyline Palm

The Cordyline Palm artwork is ready for the final touches before it is installed on the 29th of September 2017. Unlike the other artworks neither the Yew Tree artwork nor the palm will be installed in their representative trees. The Cordyline Palm artwork will be installed beside the Cordyline Palm in front of the Physics Building.penjor lo res

Materials: Bamboo pole, fluorescent orange ribbon, material and acrylic paint, electric blue sticky fabric and dressmakers boning.

Under the microscope: Cordyline Palm

Cordyline Palm, Cordyline australis (Tree no. 214).

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Above image: microscopic image of fibers

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Above image of Cordyline trunk sample

Of interest: internal structure of the trunk, fibrous hairs bunching.

There are also some lovely small round lenticles that we would like to further investigate.

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All images: Dr. Clodagh Dooley