Ghost Forest in the Square

I managed to catch the last day of Angela Palmer’s Ghost Forest exhibition in Trafalgar Square before it was shipped off to Copenhagen. Giant tree stumps from a commercially-logged rainforest in Ghana were set up in an attempt to highlight the issue of deforestation. Their roots stretched, like gnarled fingers toward the National Gallery, Big Ben, St. Martin in the Fields. In real life, they would have reached so high into the sky that they would have been about even with the height of Nelson’s Column.

The Telegraph posted a short clip that shows it off pretty well.

Here are a few photos I took last weekend.


One comment on “Ghost Forest in the Square

  1. Wow, thatis so interesting. I had no idea that there was a problem with deforestation in Africa. For some reason, I thought it twas a problem in South America and the Amazon only.

    Time to brush up on my environmental studies.

    Your photos are gorgeous!

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