(Written for STYLECREEPER.COM)
A piece of art surrounding acts of nature has appeared in the heart of Melbourne’s CBD.
Triage, an art intervention by Melbourne artist Louise Lavarack has been unveiled to commemorate the life of a 30-year-old tree, which was senselessly poisoned, transforming the skeletal remains into a ghostly roadside memorial.
Installed to draw attention to the issue of tree vandalism, the tree, located in the city of Melbourne, has been shrouded from top to bottom in cotton wool and approximately 700 meters of gauze bandages.
Speaking of the piece of art, Lavarack said: “I am deeply disturbed by the sight of a dying or vandalized tree.
“My reaction is a visceral, gut-wrenching one. How could someone do such a senseless thing? It strikes against our symbiotic relationship with the natural world.”
The piece is open to the public until July 31 on the corner of Elizabeth and Therry Street, so keep your eyes peeled as you pass by!