Sunday, April 20, 2008

Not a Tree

Rather odd mini manhole covers inscribed with the word TREE dot the streets down at the Rocks in Sydney, presumably for access to tree roots for watering. I photographed some and added text and a tree shadow using photoshop.
With a nod to Magritte, who painted The Treachery of Images 1928 with text "Ceci n'est pas une pipe" translated to
"This is Not a Pipe", I made this image as a protest about urban sprawl and deforestation of native bushland. Cities are often built on the most fertile, abundant soils with largest rainfall.

image: Talisa Tulip 2008

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