Fantastic Bristol Art Project Represents Millennia of Tree Evolution

Od small carved pieces are put together in an installation

Groundbreaking public art project
The artist Katie Peterson and architects Zeller & Moye worked as a team to deliver this cool groundbreaking public art project representing the tree evolution across time and space on Earth. Large wooden sculptures are placed in Bristol in a public space to allow for the curious visitors to communicate and investigate the samples by touching them. Thousands od small carved pieces are put together in an installation that spreads on the grass greenery and lets people enter into its core and check natural light from the inside. The slices and the chunks are from trees as old as being considered fossils.

The artist Katie Peterson explains the incredible story behind some of the tree pieces: “… there are fossils of unfathomable age, and fantastical trees such as cedar of Lebanon, the phoenix palm, and the methuselah tree thought to be one of the oldest trees in the world at 4,847 years of age, and a railroad tie taken from the Panama Canal railway, which claimed the lives of between 5,000 to 10,000 workers over its 50 year construction, and wood salvaged from the remnants of the iconic Atlantic City boardwalk devastated by hurricane Sandy in 2012.”


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