Sunday, June 6, 2010

Amazing Wrapped Trees


I was just going through my bookmarks (overflowing! Yeah I'm messy there too) and couldn't pass this one without sharing with you, because they are so inspirational so is the story of the artists; Christo and Jeanne-Claude are a married couple who created art together for 51 years! They met in Paris, France in 1958, sharing the same date of birth. Jeanne-Claude passed away in 2009.

Here is their statement for Wrapped Trees; "The temporality of a work of art creates a feeling of fragility, vulnerability and an urgency to be seen, as well as a presence of the missing, because we know it will be gone tomorrow.

The quality of love and tenderness that human beings have towards what will not last - for instance the love and tenderness we have for childhood and our lives - is a quality we want to give to our work as an additional aesthetic quality." 
(isn't that just beautiful?)


 


Wrapped trees by Christo & Jeanne-Claude, Foundation Beyler, Berower Park, Riehen /Switzerland (1997-98)


Breathtaking, aren't they?


All the images and information are taken from their website! I reccomend you to check out their FAQ and About pages too if you like to know more about the artists and their artwork, also to get answers to why/how they do that +more questions.


{I hope you are having a nice weekend! My Saturday was fun but a little sad-emotional at some parts. I'm looking forward to Sunday to go to Santa Ana Patchwork craft show. I'm visiting this one, but I will be vending at the Long Beach Patchwork at 27th, will let you know about the details later!}
 


love,
Derya


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14 comments:

ergyerg said...

They're beautiful, thanks for sharing!! Hope Sundays great for ya! xxx

LittleRachael said...

Oh my god, Derya, these photos are incredible! So stunning xxxx

Rach
Http://littlerachaelvintage.blogspot.com

Connie Eyberg Originals said...

Those are beautiful. They look so surreal! Connie

REBEKAH BROOKS said...

I absolutely love these images. I am a big Christo/ Jeanne-Claude fan. I saw Christo speak years ago in Boston it was so inspirational. I love that some of the pieces they worked on getting displayed for 20yrs. I never heard that Jeanne Claude had passed away. Thanks for sharing those images they are so haunting a delicate.

kelli g. { bug miscellany } said...

this has to be, by far, my favorite thing they've done.
it's just....amazing. it would have been incredible to see in person.

Derya said...

I knew you ladies would like to see them! :)

Rebekah, I will check if I can find a video of Christo speaking, I'd love to see!

kelli, I agree! I wish I could see them in person!

Denise said...

Thank you so much for commenting on my blog. So happy to have found another artist and art lover!

Nicole said...

Just dropping by your blog. The covered trees are absolutely beautiful!

http://nicoleabdou-destinationunknown.blogspot.com

elsiee said...

I love Christo's work - he wrapped the islands in pink in miami when I lived there and they were spectacular - but I think I love these trees even better!

Derya said...

wrapped islands in pink sounds pretty awesome!

Cris Melo, meloearth.com said...

I didn't know she had passed away...

O U T L Y I N G said...

Hmmm...I want to do this to my trees. Lovely!

Vintage and Cake said...

so incredible ...like falling into wonderland xxx

Penelope said...

wow, that is so gorgeous!

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