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

Submitted by: fancylad 4 years ago

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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Male 2,513
Beautiful
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Male 164
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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Male 1,383
Yo dawg...
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Male 14,793
Well, that`s a waste of good wood.

She said.
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Male 165
@Vimto & thubanster....thats funny..
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Male 554
mind blown
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Female 836
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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Male 1,015
Woodception !!!!!!
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Male 2,859
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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Male 674
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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Male 2,419
You Beauty.
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Male 6,737
Pretty.
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Male 6,227
LOL2 @Markust`s "enormous wood" comment.

Clearly this is an inspired thread. =^.^=
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Male 6,227
LOL @Groogle`s comment.
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Male 2,172
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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Female 10
Art Gallery of Ontario, in Toronto
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Male 3,061
I`m just wondering how they got they got that damn thing up in there.
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Male 38,275

It speaks to me.
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Male 187
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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Male 164
been there before. it`s the art museum in toronto.
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Male 201
yo dawg, I heard you like trees...
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Female 280
He cut down an old-growth tree and then wittled it down to a stick? WTF?
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Male 4,392
Someone needs to tell that Asian guy that standing next to such enormous wood is not helping him.
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Male 4,392
My mind has been blown so well I need a cigarette.
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Male 20,060
Link: Tree Sapling Is Carved Out Of Its Aged Stump [Pic] [Rate Link] - 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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