arbre verre – glass tree

A wall painting depicting the Tree of Life from the turn of the century 2005, Trinidad, W.I.

One of the most important works of the twenty-first century? What could it possibly be? Arbre verre, extending ten metres into the sky. A hand-blown, glass tree. The art work is forged entirely from its roots, truck, branches, leafs and buds, the sculpture is visually blinding yet spectacular to the retina as light refracts on the glass surface described as a psychedelic masterpeice in terms of its precision and lifelike appeal. Visitors can be stroll below on the surface where the tree’s roots are fused with a highly polished noir epoxy or just look towards the branches to the open dome where rays of light can penetrate through. This neo-garden of eden is crystallized to simulate nature but fruits are not to be touched or picked.

arbre verre began its construction in 2040 and was completed in 2047, Toulouse, France

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