Artist Reconnects Illegally Cut Trees To Their Stumps

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The site specific installations Reconnected 1 and Reconnected 2 by artist Philippe Handfordcan be found on England’s Pendle Sculpture Trail.  The pieces are a sort of memorial to the area’s gruesome past.  In 1612 Pendle Hill was the site of a witch trail that ended with the execution of ten people.  Handford began his work with illegally felled tree.  He reconnects the trunk each tree to the stump supported by metal hardware.  The trees, though fallen, don’t seem entirely dead or gone.  They strangely bend to the toward the earth as if resting.

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