Artist: Agnes Denes
Title: A forest for Australia
Year created: 1996
Location: Melbourne, Australia
What is the piece’s impact? 6,000 of an endangered species of tree were planted as a waste water treatment facility, forming five spirals, which, due to the varying level of maturity in the trees created step pyramids depending on the height of the trees.
How does this project relate to this change as art? The trees were meant to help alleviate serious land erosion and desertification. the trees themselves were endangered. The trees were an intervention, and were thus left to – a quick look on google maps suggest they have not flourished (looks like the bigger trees mostly died)
What makes this an artistic project? The concept was developed and managed by an artist. The planting of the trees was very much planned for an asethetic impact.
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