Rememoration Piece (blue LED)

Based on research at MagCap Engineering and MIT into the potential for trees to provide electrical power, Rememoration Piece #3 utilizes “the voltage difference between the inner parts (xylem) of trees and their soil” to power a single, wide-dispersion LED. A number of spikes of an anodic metal (24K gold) will be temporarily driven into trees, connected to the LED, which in turn is linked to a cathodic aluminum rod driven into the ground. A self-made peak limiting LED drive circuit (booster) will assist with current draws to briefly illuminate the LED. The entire apparatus will be photographed at dawn as it flashes, balancing the ambient light with the output from the LED.