NO NAME TREE
Intervention in nature
Fabric, Glue and Wire
24" x 28"
In 2003 I was invited to have an art residency at Djerassi Resident Artist Program. I worked for a month in the Santa Cruz Mountains, where Djerassi is located, in an ephemeral art project called No Name Tree.
Up until that date, I had developed my work in large cities like Madrid or Mexico City, and I was interested in issues of human relations in the context of an urban landscape. I approached this new project with a lot of respect for nature and also wanted to incorporate my urban ideas into the natural world.
Using a large piece of red plaid that I found in the street of Madrid I decided to reproduce the exact shape of one of the oak trees that I found in the property. I cast a mold of the tree by adding layers of wire fabric and glue. For a few days I wrapped this old oak tree as an act of connection and playful engagement with nature.
Once the new fabricated tree was finished I played with it placing it in several locations through the natural landscape.