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Giuseppe Penone

Visiting the Tate Modern this weekend I revisited one of my Favourite pieces in the gallery: Giuseppe Penone 'Tree of 12 metres' 

These two beautifully carved pieces illustrate when craft becomes art. Giuseppe's trees stand tall and proud in the gallery space, both carved from a solid block of timber, visible at the bottom, his work reverses the processes used by man to harvest and use wood. Turning a manmade block into a beautiful natural shape again, following the knots left in the block.

 

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