Tree People!
June 27, 2009 9:51 AM   Subscribe

Amazing Pooktre Sculptures. A gallery of living art. Previously. (with bonus extra Previouslies inside!)
posted by hippybear (10 comments total) 11 users marked this as a favorite
Very cool, thanks for the link! You might also enjoy the amazing tree things in this book.
posted by DenOfSizer at 11:13 AM on June 27, 2009

reminds me of that sci fi short story of the windows that grow slowly and then capture the light ie reflections from the past
posted by infini at 11:40 AM on June 27, 2009 [1 favorite]

Such imagination.
posted by Cranberry at 12:30 PM on June 27, 2009

Very interesting..but I found myself bouncing back and forth from "wow, that's neat" to "It has an aura of cultures that bind feet, reshape skulls, feels cruel". I suspect that feeling came from the anthropomorphic sense of the tree people.
posted by HuronBob at 12:38 PM on June 27, 2009

infini, I haven't thought of that lovely story in years! That was Bob Shaw's "Light of Other Days," which is available here.

The tree people actually strike me as a trifle spooky. I'm not sure I'd relish seeing one through my back window after dark.
posted by timeo danaos at 12:52 PM on June 27, 2009 [1 favorite]

It has an aura of cultures that bind feet, reshape skulls, feels cruel

I agree that there is something very creepy and cruel as on overtone in these photos. I don't know enough about these specific plants to know whether this is a harsh process for the plants or something they do with minimal effort.

I don't know how I'd react if I came across a grove of tree people while walking back to a friend's house in an unfamiliar city after dark.
posted by hippybear at 1:00 PM on June 27, 2009

These would look great in a cemetery.
posted by orme at 2:17 PM on June 27, 2009

I find myself having the same reaction to this that I did when McDonald's stared shaping its chicken nuggets in the shape of chickens.
posted by ericbop at 6:59 PM on June 27, 2009

hipppybear, thanks for posting this - I had heard of these but never seen them until now. How cool! :-)
posted by garnetgirl at 7:00 PM on June 27, 2009

Very cool. The tree people don't seem spooky to me at all. The trees look healthy and happy (yes, anthropomorphizing, but it seems apropos), living, dancing sculptures, not at all like the scary whomping trees in the Wizard of Oz.
posted by notashroom at 9:03 AM on June 28, 2009

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