04 March 2008

Expo Ecofuturiste: Impulz-tree - Saskia Koning

Saskia Koning is a Dutch sculptor who works with different materials and techniques. You can read more about her by clicking on the link.

"One of her leading themes is trees. These living creatures have a long history which shows in their shape and the way they have grown. They also hold memories of events they exerienced, children playing underneath, someone taking a nap against the tree, a horse passing by. These memories are represented in the bronze trees that are part of the Ecofuturist Exhibition. This is just one of them. The statues are based on actual casts from the bark of the living tree."

A sculpture by Saskia Koning was chosen for the 'Tsunami momument' in remembrance of the victims of the 2004 tragedy.

'I hope that people will look at trees differently, with wonder and respect' - Saskia Koning.


Small City Scenes said...

That trunk is beautiful. It looks like a tree from Africa. We have lots of trees in the Pacific NW but that one has a different shape. Maybe it's just my eyes. MB

Southern Heart said...

That is truly beautiful!

Lynette said...

Fantastic. Thanks.

Ann (MobayDP) said...

I've never quite thought of trees in the way she speaks about them.

I bet her work pictured here will be a resounding success as I am sure she will get viewers of teh piece to think differently about trees.

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