"Gathering branches surrounding a tree, artists Agnieszka Gradzik and Wiktor Szostalo use the organic material to create wicker-people that embrace the tree. That’s right, these figures are literally, tree huggers. Rather than something out of a sixties, however, the sculptures tend to resemble people from a timeless international population. At the recent 2008 UN Conference on Climate Change in Poland, visitors could stand in line with several wicker-people in an exhibit entitled ‘Lonely Tree, Lonely People’ — all waiting for its chance to show some limb-y love to the symbolically lone tree. Though its creators are based in St. Louis, Missouri, the Tree Hugger Project has a population that spans the globe.
Sunday, February 8, 2009
Sunday, February 1, 2009
"Greenest Eco Resort in the World Coming to California?:
Image via Monterey Bay Shores
The 'greenest ecoresort in the world' is set to be built in Monterey, California this February. The resort, called Monterey Bay Shores, will be built on 29 acres of a sand dune that was previously destroyed by 60 years of mining. It will actively provide habitats for endangered species, boast 5 acres of living roofs, and get 30 % of its power from onsite solar and wind systems. The developers claim that 'every single detail of Monterey Bay Shores Ecoresort encompasses principles of sustainability and conservation..."