by Mareike Muller in New Art on Tuesday 22 October 2013

The circle of life for billions of trees is usually to grow, to be cut down, to end up as a book or newspaper. Colombian artist Miler Lagos reversed this fate in his wonderful installation Fragments of Time in which he presents 15 tree trunk-looking pieces that were made of piled and carved newspaper.

The artist’s approach is his ‘great interest in observing nature and in exploring the different phenomena that affect it as a result of cultural production’. One could almost call it a homage to the trees and the great sacrifice they make so that we can read our newspapers every Sunday morning.