photo: Louise Lavarack

photo: Peter Burke

photo:Louise Lavarack

01.07.2013

2013

(with Peter Burke)

Wadding, cotton gauze, staples

Dimensions variable

This temporary intervention marked the demise of a mature street tree illegally poisoned in Melbourne's CBD. Wrapped in cottonwool and gauze bandages it became a ghostly roadside memorial in the midst of an otherwise flourishing avenue of plane trees.

Fellow artist Peter Burke maintained the Facebook page (Triage Melbourne) and supervised the accumulation of floral tributes and messages of sympathy around the trunk. In due course the timber from the lost tree will become a new work.

Temporary intervention commissioned by City of Melbourne

Corner of Elizabeth and Therry Street, Melbourne (July to September 2013)

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