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These sculptures use the form of a bonsai tree cast in bronze or aluminium. Since a bonsai tree has had its roots pruned and is kept in an unnatural size and shape by continual human interference, it represents the subjugation of nature to our own desire. The sculptures present a frozen moment in time as the trees, held perpetually in a miniature state, would revert back to their natural size if replanted and allowed to grow. The enlarged versions of this sculpture fulfil the tree’s desire by returning to the scale of a full-size adult tree.

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