Tree #1 – by Myoung Ho Lee

Tree #1, from the series Photography-Act, 2007

This work reminds me, on a much smaller scale, of Christo’s Running Fence.  I guess the starkness of the white canvas used to cut into nature is where I find the similarity.  One key difference is this piece was designed to have one point of view.  Pieces like this one cause me to think about man made objects and how they interact with and chnage our landscape.

Simple in concept, complex in execution, Lee makes us look at a tree in its natural surroundings, but separates the tree artificially from nature by presenting it on an immense white ground, as one would see a painting or photograph on a billboard.

artist & website: Myoung Ho Lee –

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