'Cedro di Versailles' by Giuseppe Penone



This is 'Cedro di Versailles' by Giuseppe Penone in the Art Gallery of Ontario. Giuseppe has cut into the trunk of a cedar chiselling out the growth rings layer by layer to discover the young tree, the "hidden life within". Cedar is a valuable natural building material often used for shingles.
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You can see this and other work by Giuseppe Penone in this AGO video and read more about Giuseppe's work.