Peaceful bonsai tree suspended in massive disused power plant

Azuma Makoto, known for his powerful botanical installations, recently installed a bonsai tree in the middle of a disused Belgian power plant. The bright green tree hovers in the center of a metal structure, suspended with chords wrapped around its branches. The opening at the top of the cavernous space provides a spotlight on the small tree.

The piece holds a powerful message of nature vs. industrialization with the tree growing in a space that has the potential to harm the surrounding environment. The tree, appearing as the “‘good guy” is bound in metal chords, be held captive by the daunting antagonist architecture.

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Source: designfaves.com

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