The images and information [top of page] are about Agnes' project, followed by images and details of the PRINT OFFERED FOR SALE.
Winter view from 2001 of actual mountain/forest
with the mathematical pattern beginning to show
Tree Mountain - A Living Time Capsule-11,000 Trees, 11,000 People, 400 Years, 1992-1996; (420 x 270 x 28 meters), Ylöjärvi, Finland ©Agnes Denes
Eleven thousand trees were planted in a complex mathematical pattern by eleven thousand people from around the world, to be maintained for 400 years. One of the largest environmental reclamation sites in the world, Tree Mountain, created of refuse material from a gravel pit, was declared a national monument to serve future generations with a meaningful legacy. It was dedicated in 1996 by the President of Finland, dignitaries, and participants from around the world.
Full details about this historic art-science project can be found further down on this page, plus a link to Agnes' abbreviated biography.
Tree Mountain - A Living Time Capsule
Detail view of the actual mountain, summer 2003
(420 x 270 x 28 meters), Ylöjärvi, Finland;
©1996 Agnes Denes
(trees will be 80-100 ft high when fully grown)
AGNES DENES' PRINT
to benefit Art & Science Collaborations
"Tree Mountain - A Living Time Capsule: Aerial View"
signed archival print, 2007©Agnes Denes, 22"h x 31"w
The artwork for sale [above/details below] is based on the original design drawing Agnes created to represent an aerial view of the mathematical pattern into which the trees were planted in Finland for her monumental Tree Mountain project.
Major art museums around the world are beginning to mount exhibitions on the themes of environment, ecology, and even climate change! Agnes Denes' art is finally being recognized for its pioneering, strong, clear vision on behalf of nature. Her work continues to captivate the imagination and inspire environmental stewardship actions the world over. Critics like Robert Hobbs, Donald Kuspit and others have compared her drawings and concepts to Leonardo's for the postulation of visual constructs that are profound visions of the universe.
pattern detail from center of print
~ This is a signed, original archival print
~ Printed on archival Hahnemuhle Photo Rag 308 gsm 100% cotton rag paper
~ Off-white archival museum mat
~ Frame made of white-stained natural maple
[click for photo of framed print & shipping crate]
~ Outside dimensions of framed print (22"h x 31"w)
~ Weight of crate + framed print = 12 lbs.
~ No Sales Tax will be charged for this sale
~ Buyer pays shipping + insurance
[will be shipped from the New York Hall of Science]
~ Artwork is in excellent condition
DETAILS OF "PRIVATE SALE":
~ The minimum bid price is: $2,000 USD [This is an original digital print and not part of an edition. With the extreme amount of repetitive detail required to create the mathematical pattern, the digital medium was the only one feasible to produce this artwork. Please email if you have any questions.]
~ Send your "offer" via email to:
"asci [at] asci [dot] org" [Email address here is posted in this format to prevent spam robots.. Send using normal format.]
~ Subject Line of Your email:
"Agnes Denes Print Bid"
~ All offers will be considered.Email Cynthia Pannucci if you have any questions:
"asci [at] asci [dot] org"
THIS PRINT WAS PRODUCED BY:
MORE INFORMATION ABOUT
A huge man-made mountain measuring 420 meters long, 270 meters wide, 28 meters high and elliptical in shape was planted with eleven thousand trees by eleven thousand people from all over the world at the Pinziö gravel pits near Ylöjärvi, Finland, as part of a massive earthwork and land reclamation project by environmental artist Agnes Denes. The project was officially announced by the Finnish government at the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro on Earth Environment Day, June 5, 1992, as Finland's contribution to help alleviate the world's ecological stress. Sponsored by the United Nations Environment Programme and the Finnish Ministry of the Environment, Tree Mountain is protected land to be maintained for four centuries, eventually creating a virgin forest. The trees are planted in an intricate mathematical pattern derived from a combination of the golden section and the pineapple/sunflower system designed by the artist. Even though infinitely more complex, it is reminiscent of ancient earth patterns.
Tree Mountain is the largest monument on earth that is international in scope, unparalleled in duration, and not dedicated to the human ego, but to benefit future generations with a meaningful legacy. People who planted the trees received certificates acknowledging them as custodians of the trees. The certificate is an inheritable document valid for twenty or more generations in the future. The project is innovative nationally and worldwide-the first such undertaking in human history. This is the very first time in Finland and among the first ones in the world when an artist restores environmental damage with ecological art planned for this and future generations.
Tree Mountain, conceived in 1982, affirms humanity's commitment to the future well being of ecological, social and cultural life on the planet. It is designed to unite the human intellect with the majesty of nature. Tree Mountain was dedicated in June, 1996 by the President of Finland, other heads of state, and people from everywhere.
- Aira Kalela, Ministry of Environment, Finland
Click here for Agnes' abbreviated bio
and, if you want to research her work further, a Google search for "Agnes Denes" will provide you with 21,000 result postings!
Agnes coined the term "pattern-finding," which was the inspiration for ASCI's international digital print competition/exhibition in 2007 at the New York Hall of Science and then traveled to Stevens Institute of Technology in NJ in 2008.
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