The Way of Trees, Earth and Water07/05/2013
The constructed element is 2.5 metres high x 3.2 m.long and 2.2 m wide. The planted trees are roughly twice the height. There is a standing stone in the centre 1.5 m. high surrounded by rammed earth, surrounded by carved Eucalyptus trunks, charred black. Over time the tree trunks will rot away, the rammed earth will erode and the trees will grow. The trees are the white barked Eucalyptus mannifera, which are fast growing large trees and may live 50 years or so. Towards the end of their life, these four trees will encircle a standing stone in a mound of red earth. The work faces out across the lake to the hills from which the river and lake rises.