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How to decorate a house: trees that grow year-round on the ceiling

Montreal-based artist Elizabeth Picard designeda whole series of works of art for a long-term care institution in Quebec. The series bears the mysterious name Sous le grand arbre: racine, feuille et fleur, which translates into Russian as “Under a big tree: root, leaf and flower”. Related Articles The main part of the installation depicting itselfthe whole tree is right in the foyer. The art object starts right above the fireplace located in the very center of the room and gradually flows onto the ceiling. Consists of plastic strips, aluminum and LEDs. It seems as if real plants come down to us from the ceiling and offer to relax in their company. The “big tree” also has a second meaning: it is a metaphor of the life path, designed to remind the staff of the institution about their serious and amazing mission. Three more parts of this peculiar sculpture -root, leaf and flower - found their places under the ceiling of each of the floors of the building. To create all the artist used ribbons of different shades, skillfully combining them and creating soft gradients. The light flair of autumn nature and the deep meaning of the work of art have settled here for a long time and instantly attracts the attention of every visitor. Related Articles

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