02 February 2012

Tree Man



On Sunday, the girl had a friend over. And then another kid called, so she came over too. Because three kids meant that the noise level in the house went up exponentially, I took them all out to a nearby museum. Partly I went because I have a friend who had two little monotypes in a juried show, and I wanted to see her work. But I also really wanted to see the tree figures by Joseph Wheelwright. They're really cool. Full sized trees, dug up, judiciously pruned, and set back in the ground, upside-down so that the roots become hair. It'll make you look differently at the forest.

12 comments:

Mental P Mama said...

WOW!

jo(e) said...

Oh, that's cool!

susan said...

That's amazing!

mayberry said...

No way! Wow.

shrink on the couch said...

Now THAT might just make pulling a tree out of the ground worth it. But really, what an incredible undertaking.

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

So. Cool.

leanne said...

Love it!

Bibliomama said...

Huh. I both love that and sort of fear I'm going to have a nightmare about it tonight. Interesting.

V-Grrrl @ Compost Studios said...

It's all been said, but Wow, wow, wow. What a concept and what an amazing execution of it. I bow before Mr. Wheelwright's greatness.

Sarah said...

Beautiful.

Patois said...

I would love to see those in "person."

Kyla said...

How awesome!