RIGHT TREE RIGHT PLACE (2013-2014)
various frame woods, plexiglass, ink on paper
The intricate ink drawings of the Right Tree Right Place series depict trees mutilated by the logic of urban infrastructure – sometimes out of safety standards, sometimes out of mere convenience.
In a sense, this is a grotesque middle ground gardening between the English garden which celebrates “untamed” nature and the OCD geometries of the classical French garden. Nevertheless, the insensitive and often disproportionately large-scale mutilation of canopies growing into electrical wiring compartments is not only an aesthetic issue, but almost always leads to the slow death of the tree.
The individual frames are made of wood identical with the specific tree they frame and carry a small brass plaque with the Latin taxonomy, thus representing both the species and the unique specimen.