Daniel Popper had conducted his biggest exhibition ever, Human+Nature in the US at The Morton Arboretum, Illinois. These 15-26 ft tall massive sculptures have taken over about 1700 acres area. This South African artist is famous for his work that’s in public and now is known for these installations that are connected with nature. The mission of the Arboretum is to let people get connected with trees and these installations that are inspired by nature suits it well. Glass-reinforced concrete, wood, steel, and fiberglass are used to make these fabulous sculptures.
UMI is a 20.5 ft tall sculpture and it seems like a motherly figure and also the meaning of its name UMI is the mother in Arabic. And it is made using intertwined branches and it seems that she’s cradling her bump. The sculpture that’s a split face of a lady is Heartwood. And on one side is a fingerprint of a human and the other side had a tree’s heat wood. Maybe it shows that people and trees are connected.
Daniel had said that though each sculpture has a meaning he loves to leave a question about each and let people come up with their ideas. And had said that he wants people to come there and question themselves about the relationship they have with nature. And also had said that he had always been interested in trees. We people need to appreciate how important they are and what we get from them. And the exhibition she to be around for a year so that people get time to visit.
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