19 March 2008

Expo Ecofuturiste: Arbres Brûlés - Philippe Pastor


Philippe Pastor's 'Burnt Trees,' were created using charred tree trunks from the beautiful Garde Freinet (near St. Tropez) forest which burned in the summer of 2003 - burned by arsonists. Thanks to the artist's involvement with UNEP (United Nations Environment Programme) they will be on display throughout the world.

These sculptures give a certain form of life to the dead trees. (Small photo shows them taken from the other side) Please click on the link to read more about the artist and his paintings and sculptures - a fascinating website.

'I saw the fires ravaging the mountains. I will not resign myself to their destruction and refuse to forget. I am appalled by such disfigured nature, revolted by the perpetrators of this destruction...this bleak spectacle is a mirror of society...' - Philippe Pastor.

6 comments:

Alex said...

I like these colors. It's a good way to make people aware of the UNEP activities...
Thanks for your great shots !!

Kate said...

I have often felt that artists are the vanguards of society. Their work frequently calls attention to social issues that need attention.

Eric said...

Cool effect. I hope these "trees" will travel to Paris too (even though we're not too concerned about forest fires here ;))

Ming the Merciless said...

This art work is a brilliant example of how to educate the public on what happened.

Mme Benaut said...

I didn't like this at first, but having read the sentiment, I can understand it, particularly living in an area tha has also been ravaged by bushfire on occasion. However, I think UNEP is all about redirecting funds to Africa mainly through the desertification programme -called the "north-south" redistribution route.

Chris said...

Kate hit it on the head! Very nice. I do like this "forest" a lot.

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