TheTreeProject is a creative research project which investigates the existence of trees discussing their connotations and connections with human beings and life.
We start this project with the desire to expand our creativity and personal endeavor, by studying and researching information about trees and nature. In order to create interactivity and participation among people we create a blog to give to everyone the possibility to connect and communicate.
TheTreeProject is an Open door, everyone can get in, write, share and create.
During the research project we intend to use all the information and knowledge shared as a source of inspiration for our personal process of creativity, and see if there is any discoveries or interest we want to discover further and how.
January 21, 2016
It’s no secret that the history of humanity has maintained throughout the years, a close relationship with the trees, from
January 22, 2016
Suzanne Simard, forest ecologist at the University of British Columbia, and her colleagues have made the major discovery that trees
January 22, 2016
What if, in the productive and busy city of London, a sculptor creates an installation about waiting and emptiness? This
March 7, 2016
Crooked Forest "I had Salvador Dalí in mind when taking these pictures", Kilian Schönberger . In a small corner of
March 3, 2016
Axel Hütte. (b. 1951, Essen, Germany)“The most interesting thing is what ever is photographed, because that's where we see a
January 22, 2016
Have you ever thought about the existence of prehistorical father and mother trees ? Yes, they exist! They grow in
Everything started from a flying seed.Emma came to London to visit me (Monika).She made me a pendant:a flyig seed.Then she recited Munari’s poem:“A tree is a slow explosion of a seed”.I had never seen a flying seed before.We spoke a lot about thing I can’t say... It was December 2013. We went to bed.Emma went back in Milan,I continued to sleep.
Spring 2014.One day I went for a walk in the park to take some pictures of trees. Whilst I was sitting in front of a huge swaying tree, I thought about Emma and our friendship. When I looked down I saw a little dot on the ground…a flying seed. Red and yellow, round and light. Beautiful. Have you never seen a flying seed?? That was the first time I had seen a real one!
That same day I went to a charity shop, to snoop around. What was the first thing I saw? A book entitled “Arbre”. A French book about trees!!
I went home and I called Emma and asked her to work together on an artistic project about trees.
She didn’t answer. She opened her sketch notebook. It was full of drawings about seeds and branches. I guess that meant ‘yes’.
Plants can be pollinated by the wind. The wind picks up pollen from one plant and blows it onto another.
I think when you are in love or passionate about something, you are like pollen, moved by the wind, you can infect everything.
I didn’t know Jose well. We used to work together in a sterile environment. I saw his work as a photographer and I asked him to work together on the project. He got infected, he got pollinated!
One day we went to Epping Forest to take pictures of fallen trees. After our meeting I wrote:
“Why do we make art? Because of friendship.”