Wow: “Unchopping a Tree” video, by Maya Lin.

Via on Dec 21, 2009

unchopping a tree maya lin deforestation

Deforestation: a Contemplation

How fast would your favorite park be decimated, if it weren’t out-of-sight-out-of-mind? A beautiful, heartbreaking (the tree being unchopped got me), meditative, moving (literally, I felt stilled, then moved to action) work of art by Maya Lin.

With thanks for the tip to Huffington Post Green.

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5 Responses to “Wow: “Unchopping a Tree” video, by Maya Lin.”

  1. That's pretty powerful. Thanks for bringing it here.

    Bob Weisenberg

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