giuseppe penone’s tree + ‘the hidden life within’

Cedro di Versailles, a sculpture by Giuseppe Penone

We were knocked out when we saw this picture of sculptor Giuseppe Penone‘s sapling within a tree that he says is about “the hidden life within.”

We thought of many things at once, many of them corny, but true nevertheless…of the origins and emergence of ideas, and the little kid that remains within each of us (yikes!)

We went looking for more about Penone’s work and found this astonishing image:


Check out more of Penone here and here.

via Kottke

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