Leur Existence – Tree Project
Wednesday, December 9th
6pm to 8:30pm
Over 60 years ago, the city of Hiroshima was decimated by one nuclear bomb. Hibaku trees, those that still live from the time of the atomic bombing, have shown an inspiring ability to persevere. Since 2005, Sunairi has been collecting seeds from hibaku trees in Hiroshima and has distributed them to nearly 400 Tree Project participants in 23 countries. Leur Existence – Tree Project will feature a selection of these plants, which have been donated by the participants, as well as photographic and written documentation of the process. Plants will be presented in ceramic elephant-foot pots, designed and created by the artist.
Hiroshi asked me to participate in the Tree Project and I’ve been growing a Roundleaf Holly, which is the only one to have sprouted in the project! The plant (although teeny tiny) will be on view along with the other trees. Hope to see you there!
Images and text courtesy of The Horticulture Society of New York
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