Tree Support

Harbourview Sculpture Trail
Te Atatu Peninsula
5 – 28 March 2016

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Philippa Nielsen - Tree Support

Materials: guy ropes, pegs

Tree Support is a playful collaboration with the landscape, an inquiry into the ways humans attempt to converse with other living beings. I want to consider the comic possibility that we aren’t an entirely necessary part of nature, while at the same time remaining hopeful that we can learn to collaborate more usefully with our planet.

“Trees are primary life-givers and bring benefit to the planet in every cell of their bodies. Being rooted, they interconnect with life in a very different way from ourselves, holding atmosphere and weather patterns together, supporting soil, bringing rain, providing home and shelter for animals and insects. They are the planet’s great alchemists, converting direct sunlight and minerals into breath and food for all creatures.”
– Charlotte Du Cann, 52 Flowers That Shook My World: A Radical Return to Earth

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