Stairs on a Tree Francois Mechain

In the Italian writer Italo Calvino is a novel “Baron in the Trees”, the protagonist is 12 years old, protesting boiled snails fed every day for dinner, climbs a tree and decides to spend all his life, putting it a rule never to touch the ground. Inspired by this work, the artist Francois Mechain created a fascinating installation of a variety of ladders, hanging from a spreading crown of the tree.

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Installation «L’arbre aux échelles» exhibited from 2009 to 2011 in a French park Parc du Château. According to the author, the installation should inspire viewers out to explore the world around us, soar and be able to survey the neighborhood from a height. This is a kind of symbol of spiritual aspirations of man, his lofty dreams.

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Surrealistic always attracts attention, perhaps, many immediately have a desire to climb to the top, to dive into the foliage spreading crown and forget about the worldly cares, who stayed on the ground.

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Photos rope ladders, stretching into the sky, a mystical look, at least intriguing look at the stairs to leave the building , imprinted art photographer Christian Richter.

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