22 February 2016

Wrapped trees

It has to be Christo and Jean-Claude. No idea when or where, though - except that it seems to be very rural. Imagine living a simple life deep in the country and one morning you pass down your usual lane and see ... this ...  "This is art" wouldn't be your first thought!

Or maybe that's not what happened at all.

Surely they are these trees, so beautifully "against the light" -
In a park in Switzerland, 1997-8. See more pix here.


Heather Dubreuil said...

How intriguing! I did a Google image search and indeed this is from Christo and Jeanne-Claude. The photo is on their website http://christojeanneclaude.net/ and wikipedia also has a paragraph about the project.

Thanks for bringing this to my attention, Margaret. I so enjoy following this blog: you have a remarkable appetite for all things art-related and bring your special "lens" to everything you post here.

Charlton Stitcher said...

These lovely photos immediately reminded me of the extraordinary webs over trees that we've seen from time to time in Aberdeenshire. These are woven by ermine moth larvae. Googling reveals amazing photos here in the UK and across the world. A particularly beautiful photo of spiders' webs over trees in Pakistan will stick long in the mind (here http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2195935/The-hungry-caterpillars-Thousands-moth-larvae-weave-giant-web-shrubbery-protect-importantly-food-predators.html). Thank you also for introducing me to Christo and Jean-Claude - more delights!

Judy Martin said...

These are very beautiful art-trees.
Margaret, your intelligent voice is so worth sharing. Thank you. xo