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Sat Oct 5, 2019, 06:12 AM

Tree stumps in Rome take on a new life.....

Faces for fallen trees: the man behind Rome's tree stump sculptures
Cities on Instagram: Andrea Gandini is breathing new life into the ancient city’s many decapitated tree trunks

Link: https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2019/oct/02/faces-for-fallen-trees-the-man-behind-romes-tree-stump-sculptures

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Sculptor Andrea Gandini, 22, is transforming tree stumps around the city by carving faces into them. In the last four years he has made 65 such sculptures in the capital as part of his Troncomorto (“dead trunk”) project, documenting his creations on his Instagram account.

Gandini chose to carve faces because he believes they help elicit empathy and respect from passersby towards the tree stumps. “They respect the tree is also an individual,” he says. He tries to imagine what kind of face the tree would have if it was a person: “I try to find a face that’s right for that particular tree.”

The article posts around a dozen examples of his work. What a wonderful contribution to his city!

KY........

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KY_EnviroGuy Oct 2019 OP
kag Oct 2019 #1
FailureToCommunicate Oct 2019 #2
KY_EnviroGuy Oct 2019 #3
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Response to KY_EnviroGuy (Original post)

Sat Oct 5, 2019, 07:25 AM

1. Wow. Difficult medium for sculpture.

Thanks for posting this, KY. As Seth Meyers would say, this is the kind of story we need right now.

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Response to KY_EnviroGuy (Original post)

Sat Oct 5, 2019, 08:05 AM

2. Everthing sounds better in Italian: "troncomorto" vs "stump"

Thanks for the uplifting story EnviroGuy.

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Response to FailureToCommunicate (Reply #2)

Sat Oct 5, 2019, 08:25 AM

3. Does sound more elegant than stump.

Troncomorto must be derived from the same Latin root as truncate.

This guy's work is a good way to honor those trees that served mankind for many decades.

Now, if only the dogs will leave them alone...... .......

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Response to KY_EnviroGuy (Reply #3)

Sat Oct 5, 2019, 11:16 AM

4. Truncomorto...

wouldn't that translate to cut down and dead?

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