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Tree Sapling Is Carved Out Of Its Aged Stump [Pic]

This is Giuseppe Penone”s installation called The Hidden Life Within. He carved out the rings of growth from a fir tree.

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Date: 06/12/12 06:25 PM

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    fancylad Male 30-39
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    June 12, 2012 at 7:18 pm
    Link: Tree Sapling Is Carved Out Of Its Aged Stump - This is Giuseppe Penone`s installation called The Hidden Life Within. He carved out the rings of growth from a fir tree.
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    MarkusT123 Male 40-49
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    June 12, 2012 at 7:32 pm
    My mind has been blown so well I need a cigarette.
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    MarkusT123 Male 40-49
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    June 12, 2012 at 7:33 pm
    Someone needs to tell that Asian guy that standing next to such enormous wood is not helping him.
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    hauswyfe Female 30-39
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    June 12, 2012 at 7:43 pm
    He cut down an old-growth tree and then wittled it down to a stick? WTF?
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    OddNumber Male 18-29
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    June 12, 2012 at 7:52 pm
    yo dawg, I heard you like trees...
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    dogfeet Male 30-39
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    June 12, 2012 at 7:59 pm
    been there before. it`s the art museum in toronto.
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    fuzzysheep Male 18-29
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    June 12, 2012 at 8:00 pm
    Hauswyfe I think you missed the point. I assume, considering what the description says, my limited knowledge of trees and from the photo, that the sculptor has shaved away the rings of growth to reveal what the tree looked like when it was very young. As trees grow by adding rings once a year (the dark bit is the slower growth in the winter, the light bit us the faster growth in the summer) taking the tree back a certain number of layers is an interesting and pretty view of it`s past.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    June 12, 2012 at 8:20 pm

    It speaks to me.
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    bacon_pie Male 30-39
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    June 12, 2012 at 8:54 pm
    I`m just wondering how they got they got that damn thing up in there.
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    kolchak Female 40-49
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    June 12, 2012 at 9:23 pm
    Art Gallery of Ontario, in Toronto
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    Groogle Male 30-39
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    June 12, 2012 at 9:42 pm
    If we get visited by aliens who happens to be evolved trees this would be atrocious to them.

    Think about it... it`s like carving a pretty young woman within a fat american.
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    Squrlz4Sale Male 40-49
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    June 12, 2012 at 9:50 pm
    LOL @Groogle`s comment.
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    Squrlz4Sale Male 40-49
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    June 12, 2012 at 9:52 pm
    LOL2 @Markust`s "enormous wood" comment.

    Clearly this is an inspired thread. =^.^=
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    Buiadh Male 30-39
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    June 13, 2012 at 12:16 am
    Pretty.
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    MrOrange Male 40-49
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    June 13, 2012 at 2:32 am
    You Beauty.
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    r66tramp Male 40-49
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    June 13, 2012 at 4:01 am
    This is at the AGO downtown in Toronto. It is indeed an awesome piece. I studied it for 10 or 15 minutes in disbelief but it is a real carving.
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    Vimto Male 40-49
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    June 13, 2012 at 4:36 am
    Can he whittle the rings of fat off me to get me back to what I looked like in my mid 20s?
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    Zed68 Male 40-49
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    June 13, 2012 at 4:48 am
    Woodception !!!!!!
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    thubanstar Female 50-59
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    June 13, 2012 at 4:53 am
    I was stumped!!! But, seriously... it`s pretty cool, just follow the rings and where the branches occur and you have a perfect tree inside the tree. An idea so simple, it had to take a while for someone to think of it.
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    wko Male 18-29
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    June 13, 2012 at 8:11 am
    mind blown
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    GodDamnDevil Male 40-49
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    June 13, 2012 at 9:03 am
    @Vimto & thubanster....thats funny..
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    Draculya Male 40-49
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    June 13, 2012 at 9:31 am
    Well, that`s a waste of good wood.

    She said.
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    Trizz Male 18-29
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    June 13, 2012 at 10:52 am
    Yo dawg...
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    dogfeet Male 30-39
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    June 13, 2012 at 2:10 pm
    i just went looking through my pictures and 2 years ago i seem to have taken the same picture from the other side. i would have been standing at the bottom of the ramp at the far end of this photo.
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    xelous Male 18-29
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    June 14, 2012 at 12:21 am
    Beautiful

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