Sunday, April 1, 2007

Bloom where you are planted

The mall is environmental friendly and has energy saving systems. An artist transformed a condemned ficus tree found in the area during construction into art. A new perspective made all the difference for this tree to function perfectly as an art object. There is always room for growth... And beauty can be generated even under the adverse and perhaps wrong circumstances, just look around and see what God is doing, He has a plan and purpose for all of us. Bloom where you have been called...

15 comments:

kenju said...

Cris, that ficus (which looks petrified) is beautiful. I love the organic forms and the sensuousness of them.

Sonia de Amorim Mascaro said...

Muito bonito, Cris! Quem é o artista?

Moi said...

we need more of environmental frdly buildings and homes........a beautiful msg with this post ......kudos!!! :)

Luna said...

Interesting tree and aspect. I´don´t know wether this ficus is related to that in my livingroom and I ´d never known that they can get so giant ?!?! Now I know why its name is ficus benjaminii.

guild_rez said...

Hello,
This is a very big Tree and I am sure very old too.
What a wonderful way to consere a tree and allow many visitors to use and admire it.
cheers Gisela

Anna said...

That is a wonderful idea...I like what the artist did with it. :)

Geraldo said...

Cris,
Great idea, to show this tree to your visitors!
The first time I visited the mall, the tree was the thing that impressed me the most, even more than the size of the mall, which is huge. This was an inspired idea of an engineer working at the construction: a dead tree that normally would have been discarded ended up as the centerpiece of the mall. Since the mall website is only in Portuguese, let me tell your foreign visitors that the tree weighted about 28 metric tons, and among its roots many objects, believed to be from the 19th century, were found: bullets, silverware, horseshoes, china fragments, animal bones... The name of the artist who transformed the tree into this work of art is Cristina Roese.
I believe this was a Ficus Elastica, which is a very large tree with big shiny leaves...

Connie said...

That is really amazing. Now that took some thought and talent to come up with this idea. Love it.

Take care,
Connie

kenju said...

Thanks for the visit and comments, Cris. On my old blog, I also have posts about New York City. If I can find the links, I'll point you to them. Your relatives might like to see those also.

kenju said...

Cris, here are the dates for my previous NYC posts:. You can go into the archives and get them at:

http://justaskjudy.blogspot.com

May 17, 2005

August 20,22,23, of 2006

Moi said...

Informative comment by geraldo!!! :)

Cris said...

I want to thank you all who stopped by and said hello with your nice comments and extra information!

Anonymous said...

Roots are so interesting, especially this one with its complicated twists and turns.


Ari (Baking and Books)

diyadear said...

gosh.. its soo intriguin...lovely pics.. thanks for sharing..

Sonia said...

Ótimas informações, Geraldo! Obrigada!