General artistic concept
This work is meant as a sign of the times. It’s about our relationship to nature and the influence that relationship has to the human condition.
The uprooted tree symbolizes itself, nature in its entirety, but also modern man. The tree is suspended high above us, leaving us in awe, as if looking at something Holy. At the same time, the tree is suspended in chains like a captivated animal or as if crucified. Alone and isolated, living by the grace of our machines, separated from where it belongs.
Not only is the tree separated from the earth, also the earth is no longer rooted, shaded and fed by the tree.
This work consists of a serie of different artworks, in which the context creates the different meanings. Therefore the different contexts will be described as seperate artworks .