White Element 002 / Berlin Tree 02
White Element Berlin Tree 02
Tree / plaster of Paris
120cm x 45cm x 60cm
White Element Berlin Tree 02 is my second work in this serie. The name is an "easy" derivation of place, time and what you see (a tree with a white element). Element is a name which could be used in the (post) minimalistic art movement, which I hugely appreciate. I consider the tree and the white element as one work of art. The geomtrics are the same as element 01, but configuration is vertical this time, creating an other reaction to time.
In this installation time is playing an important role. The image is static, but the tree is not. It will move in the wind, it grows in diameter and the weather (natural elements) like rain, sun, wind are a life source to the tree but a danger to art.
Unnatural is one of the main issue’s here. Natural / Unnatural / Artificial / Art?
The choice for plaster was a deliberate one. Plaster is unnaturally white and both weak and strong. Nature is stronger and will overcome the artificial.