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Reading the Streets: Monika Sosnowska's 'Fir Tree'

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Written by KELSEY SAVAGE, Auction Central News International   
Friday, 21 December 2012 11:12
‘Fir Tree’ by Monika Sosnowska, New York. Photo by Kelsey Savage.

NEW YORK – A warped welcome to Central Park, Monika Sosnowska’s Fir Tree is a contrast to all the traditional evergreen trees that dominate the season.

The Polish-based artist has a history of creating work that challenges man’s relationship to the environment.

To create the twisted staircase that spirals around a central pole, giving the appearance of a 40-foot-tall Fraser fir, Sosnowska used pulleys, cranes and other heavy machinery in his studio in Warsaw. The effect is a perfect portal to the Fifth Avenue entrance to Central Park, which is one of the grandest testimonies ever made to the way city dwellers both push away nature and then develop ways to build it back into their environment.

The Public Art Fund, who curates sculptures that often deal with similar themes in that location, puts on the piece. Fir Tree will be on display through February.

Monika Sosnowska has displayed her work across the world, including the Venice Biennale in 2007 and solo exhibitions such as the Museum of Modern Art, Project Series.



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‘Fir Tree’ by Monika Sosnowska, New York. Photo by Kelsey Savage. ‘Fir Tree’ by Monika Sosnowska, New York. Photo by Kelsey Savage. ‘Fir Tree’ by Monika Sosnowska, New York. Photo by Kelsey Savage.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 26 February 2013 11:55
 
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