The Green Room

The Green Room is a structure built around a large tree - a round room that one enters to experience the tree on its own, removed from the context normally surrounding it. When one is in the room, one cannot avoid the tree - its massive trunk growing out of the floor, its rough bark, the branches and leaves that create a natural canopy above the space. It becomes an object, encompassed by the classic white walls of an art gallery. Without the distraction of the surrounding landscape, one is compelled to touch the tree, to look at it in its purest form, and to admire it in a way not possible in its natural setting.

2011
'CAFKA.11 / SURVIVE. RESIST.'
group exhibition in public space
Kitchener / Waterloo (Canada)

height 4.50 m, diameter 6 m
construction wood, plywood, paint