Art Project: Naked Tree

I was just walking up on this tree beside the path:

Well, it wasn’t this tree it was a tree about 100 yards back that is growing on the side of this ditch-canal that runs along this path. One can see where the above ground tree that we’re all familiar with is coming out of the ground but you can also see the root system, what usually would be underground but for the exposure of the beginning of the root system from where the water has washed away the dirt.

And I just had a picture in my mind of the whole tree.

roots and all.

I’ve seen many drawings or stylized artist renditions, such as this one

but, wouldn’t it be something if we could have an actual living very large tree with roots and all that we could see?

I don’t know if you can get the scale of that tree in the picture, but I would guess it’s got to be at least 80 feet tall, maybe more. I don’t know how many meters that is if you’re reading this and you’re in any place else besides the United States. 🙂

I was thinking of hydroponics. At first I was thinking of somehow digging up the whole tree, with the whole root system uninterrupted and unbroken, and then somehow spray it with lacquer or something and so you have this giant tree art object. But then A better idea came into mind. I was thinking what if someone could make a giant aquarium like the kind with the big windows that you go to and you can be under the water and watch the sharks in the manta rays swim by such as at the Monterey Bay aquarium.

Maybe someone who is very wealthy or Is an artist that has a lot of resources could build this huge clear tank of water and dig up unblemished and undiminished one of these large trees and have it be grown then hydroponically. Then everyone could see how vast and significant these creatures really are.

Pass it on!!

Maybe someone you know, or someone you know who knows someone who knows someone might be the perfect person to undertake such a project. 

Oh damn!

Here’s some kick ass pictures of tonight’s evening sky.

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