Agnes Denes

10,000 Trees - 10,000 People - 400 Years by Agnes Denes

You Are Invited to Become Part of a Living Legacy
TREE MOUNTAIN - A Living Forest of Four Centuries,
10,000 Trees Planted by 10,000 People,
420 X 270 X 28 meters and elliptical in shape.
Pinsio gravel pits, Ylojarvi, Finland 1992-1996.

A huge manmade mountain measuring 420 meters long, 270 meters wide, 28 meters high and oval in shape, is currently being constructed in Finland. Called Tree Mountain - A Living Time Capsule - 10,000 Trees - 10,000 People - 400 Years, it is a massive earthwork and land reclamation project designed by pioneering environmental artist Agnes Denes. During September and October 1995, the mountain is to be planted with 10,000 trees according to an intricate mathematical pattern derived from a combination of the golden section and sunflower/pineapple pattern designed by the artist.

People from around the world are invited to plant a tree which will bear their name and those of their respective heirs and descendants for the next 400 years. Tree Mountain is international in scope and unparalleled in duration. It is an undertaking dedicated to benefit future generations with a meaningful legacy.

The project Tree Mountain is innovative nationally and worldwide. This is the very first time in Finland, and among the first ones in the world when an artist restores environmental damage with environmental art planned for this and future generations.

Copyright © 1995 Agnes Denes