Young Tree Carved Inside Old Tree

"My artwork shows, with the language of sculpture, the essence of matter and tries to reveal with the work, the hidden life within." –Giuseppe Penone

What better way to appreciate nature and the wonders of life than with a simply amazing art sculpture like this? In The Hidden Life Within, Italian artist Guiseppe Penone carves out a young tree with an older tree to reveal its past, showing us what once grew inside so that it may now “live in the present.” Inspired by the quiet slowness of growth in the natural world, the artist asks us to take a moment to stop and think about the concept of time and how there’s a common vital force in all living things.

The Hidden Life Within was just recently displayed at the Art Gallery of Ontario (until January 15, 2012). Would have been great to see in person.





Art Gallery of Ontario website

Photo credits/via: Nature and Knowledge, Sphilbrick, Zoe J Griffiths, AGO, Milly’s Art Blog



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