Pygmalion Project - Phase 1

Pygmalion - former king of Cypres and sculptor - fell in love with one of his creations and got lucky: Aphrodite made his wish come true and made his sculpture come alive. 

Eight sculptures of trees, carved with the chainsaw from wood, stand in a circle, representing a little society - a congress of trees. The visitors have their own ideas.

The Sculptures

The Visitors

All trees where accompanied by wooden panels - clipboards to hold the comments of visitors who where invited to answer to questions about culture and nature. This is how sculpture can come alive - and these are some of the comments that became part of the exhibition. 

Germany 1990.