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photo: in the tidal river Ouse in Sussex  testing an experimental zero-head pico hydro-turbine designed and built for a university project made partially from reclaimed materials.

Jakob Kaye is an artist, maker, scientist and experimenter in the field of engineering inspired by nature, biomimicry and off-grid technologies.

Biomimicry is the term used to describe the application of imitating an aspect of nature for the purpose of enhancing a design. Jakobs interest particularly relates to hydro turbine design with the view to harnessing the natural power of water whilst maintaining a safe environment for aquatic ecosystems.

Currently working in London and Dumfrieshire with business appointments relating to the 'Antenna' brand (established 2002: creative studios and property solutions) as well as the Barjarg Walled Kitchen Garden (start 2013).

With a keen interest in nature, Jakob wis involved with a 1.3 acre walled garden in the Dumfries area which he is re-instating as an organic fruit, vegetable and tree garden using  a permaculture and biodynamic approach. These are the grounds of some experimental work to take place to tackle current issues involving climate change, decreasingly ideal weather conditions, community and social involvement and off-grid technologies for sustainable food growing.

Examples of artistic works can be found on this site, mainly relating to Jakobs 'mirror art' which are mainly commissioned pieces. These works use images of engineering, architectural and scientific subject matters which glow through the mirror to allow the observer to consider his or her place amongst the glowing lines.