Tag Archives: Trees

Place Vendôme

IMG_2836.JPGEvery Time the Sun Comes Up //  Ugo Rondinone // white aluminum //Photograph by Ali Preiss

White aluminum trees provide a striking contrast against the classic French architecture at the Place Vendôme in the 1st arrondissement in Paris. Swiss artist Ugo Rondinone has designed five tree sculptures, resembling olive trees, in the square titled “Every Time the Sun Comes Up.” The work was part of the FIAC (Foire Internationale d’Art Contemporain).

img_2835Every Time the Sun Comes Up //  Ugo Rondinone // white aluminum //Photograph by Ali Preiss

 

Cubes & Trees

fullsizerender-15Trees // Ai Weiwei

Cubes and trees. What an interesting combination. What does it even mean? Well, they are each a series by artist Ai Weiwei and can be seen at Heong Gallery in Cambridge’s Downing College. Ai Weiwei’s trees are created by combining existing real tree branches together with large nuts and bolts. For his cubes, the ones on view are composed of four different materials: wood, crystal and tea. What do you prefer? Cubes or trees?

FullSizeRender-20.jpgTrees // Ai Weiwei

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Cubes // Ai Weiwei

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Crystal Cube // Ai Weiwei // 2014 // crystal

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Treasure Box // Ai Weiwei // 2014 // Huali wood