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Beautiful Landscapes Are Not What They Seem


Everyday, I learn a new way that the human eye can be deceived. Tom Deininger is an artist based in Rhode Island who constructs these beautiful landscape sculptures that are more than meets the eye. What appears to be a series of barren birch trees is actually an amalgam of wires, cables, and other alternative materials.

Despite their grandeur size, these installations can fool even the most discerning eye. It isn't until you come in close and take a look around that you notice Sponge Bob Square Pants rooted beside other toys in what you thought was an awning of trees over a lake. Deininger is a master when it comes to turning miscellaneous junk into impeccable art.







Tom Deininger's website

Pinar

Pinar Noorata is the Managing Editor at My Modern Met. She is a writer, editor, and content creator based in Brooklyn, NY. She earned her BA in Film and Media Studies from CUNY Hunter College and is an alumni of the Center for Arts Education’s Career Development Program in NYC. She has worked at NBC Universal, Penguin Books, and the Tribeca Film Festival as well as many other independent media companies. When she isn’t writing, editing, or creating videos herself, Pinar enjoys watching movies—anything from foreign art house films to mainstream blockbusters.
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