Œuvre d'art public

Tree Bands

Holly Newman, Tree Bands, 2008
Holly Newman, Tree Bands, 2008
Holly Newman, Tree Bands, 2008
Holly Newman, Tree Bands, 2008
Edmonton, AB, Canada
Créateur(s) de l'œuvre: 
Newman, Holly
Text author(s): 
Newman, Holly
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Plusieurs emplacements


Texte enroulé autour des arbres avec des rubans, des textiles et des éléments d'artisanat

Texte de l'oeuvre: 

I love you.
What a beauty.
Fragments of paradise.
Wonder of wonders.
Broken promises.
Take a good long look.
Never say forever.
A wounded heart.
A wee bit of wild.
Rapture in green

Thème du texte: 
Thème de l’œuvre: 

L’artiste a utilisé 10 textes sur 12 installations qu’elle a exposées pendant 10 jours dans la rue.


I imagined a dialogue between the trees and passersby. The text was wrapped around the trees with ribbons, textiles and common art crafts elements as a way to invite the viewer into the conversation. I used ten different texts in twelve installations, and exhibited them for ten days on Edmonton streets, I had five to take back home. I constructed the work in such a way to emphasize that, although the work was installed in an unstructured environment, I did not see the work as disposable. The final product was intended to underline the serious and considered process from which I chose the texts and their placement.

- Conversation avec l'artiste, avril 2009

Holly Newman