Ole Wich

Birch

The work, dealing with life and death, pays homage to a 34-year-old birch from Ii that was felled for the work. The birch erected into the ground with the top foremost has been stripped off for its funeral. It looks towards the graveyard located on the opposite bank, facing the inevitable death that came entirely unexpectedly in its case. Blue ropes between living birches and the dead birch reflect the sorrow and longing that binds the living and the dead together.
Ole Wich: Birch. 2012. Environmental Art Park Ii. Photo: Antti J.Leinonen

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