A ghostly emptiness as trees leave city museum

The Ghost Forest art installation on the lawn outside the Museum of Natural History featured the stumps of 10 trees from African rainforests

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GIANT tree trunks that have been on show outside an Oxford museum for two years have been taken to Wales.

The Ghost Forest art installation on the lawn outside the Museum of Natural History featured the stumps of 10 trees from African rainforests.

Oxford artist Angela Palmer created the work to raise awareness about the destruction of the world’s natural resources.

They were taken away by cranes on Saturday and have now been installed at the National Botanic Garden of Wales, near Carmarthen.

Ms Palmer, who lives in Oxford, said: “It’s been amazing having it in my own city.

“It sort of became part of the furniture.”

The pieces have also been displayed in Trafalgar Square in London and in Copenhagen, Denmark.

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7:32am Tue 31 Jul 12

SNJ says...

Thank goodness for that, but poor Wales!

These trees were absolutely dreadful, and ruined the appearance of a wonderful museum. Please restore the grass.
Thank goodness for that, but poor Wales! These trees were absolutely dreadful, and ruined the appearance of a wonderful museum. Please restore the grass. SNJ
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9:34am Tue 31 Jul 12

isibuko says...

On the contrary, I thought that the trees were a fantastic and important installation to have in front of the museum.
On the contrary, I thought that the trees were a fantastic and important installation to have in front of the museum. isibuko
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1:51pm Thu 2 Aug 12

devilstick says...

Although I didn't mind the trees themselves it did strike as a bit odd that something with an environmental message was placed on huge concrete slabs that have now been broken up and discarded.
Although I didn't mind the trees themselves it did strike as a bit odd that something with an environmental message was placed on huge concrete slabs that have now been broken up and discarded. devilstick
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