Art

This artistic couple are roving Western Europe painting faces on trees

Game of Thrones anyone? This ongoing art project gives faces to decaying trees. Started eight years ago by German collective Zonenkinder, The Tree Project gives a semblance of life to stumps and branches that are sadly no longer growing.

In Denmark, France and Germany these tree faces are springing up everywhere, sometimes with great bushy hair-dos or with a handsome piece of mushroom-adorned headgear. Drawn entirely using bio-degradable materials, the faces fade slowly over time meaning that they blend perfectly with their surroundings rather than standing out.

The Tree Project – outside is an ongoing art project since 2006 inspired by the beauty and the decay of nature,’ explains Zonenkinder. ‘We are constantly in search of new forms of expressions and we love to play with exceptional locations and surfaces like on trees in the woods.’

Check out the video below, although it is in German it still shows the duo at work in the forest.

Tree Project
Tree Project
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Tree Project lead image

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Milo Sumner is a day-dreamer, living and breathing in London. When feeling low, he tends to cut loose and chase after dogs in the park. Otherwise he can usually be found pondering what to have for lunch.