May 26, 2016
Nestling in the grounds of the Royal Fort Gardens in Bristol is a remarkable art installation which tells the story of trees and mankind's relationship with nature.
Designed by artist Katie Paterson and architects Zeller & Moye and produced by Situations, the ambitious installation features samples of 10,000 different species of trees from around the world arranged in an underground cavern. Some of these are in the form of rods hanging from the ceiling like icicles, others laid out on the floor like mosaics, including fossils over 390 million years old.
As well as visually stimulating, Hollow is a condensed display of the history of our planet and mankind's relationship with it. From the oldest tree in the world to the tree that survived the Hiroshima atom bomb, every tree tells a story.
Soon you will be able to explore the installation and learn more about the trees from the Hollow interactive website. You can also follow Katie Paterson as she puts the installation together on BBC's "What Do Artists Do All Day?" (Programme available to view on BBC iPlayer until 6 June). Highly recommended for all nature and tree lovers.
The lights from LZF (such as the Link suspension light and the Air table light) are all made of natural wood veneers which show the woodgrains beautifully when illuminated.
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