Fallen tree

Hundreds of trees fall every year in São Paulo for wrong reasons. It is a huge loss to society and a cause of environmental imbalance.

The intervention Fallen Tree in Ibirapuera Park, consists of replanting a giant eucalyptus—weighing about 10 tons and measuring 20 meters in height—upside down. This action confronts the laws of nature in the same way the city transforms the environment. This tree, like so many others in the metropolis, fell down during heavy summer rains. In this project it is reborn as an urban intervention with new meaning.

Art can be brutal and poetic, imposing and delicate. Art has the power to transform reality and reconnect man to nature.

Technical specification

Eucalyptus, iron, human sculpture and steel wire
3 x 1 x 20 m

Ibirapuera Park
São Paulo, 2015