One Tree Branch, Dozens of Jars, No ExplanationsS

Sometimes, instead of asking "why," it's better just to say "woah." This piece by New York artist Naoko Ito is one of those times.

The project, entitled Ubiquitous, dissects a single six-foot wide tree branch into about two dozen pieces, the meticulously places them in jars to create this optical illusion. A comment on the commoditization of nature, or preservation's collateral fragmentary and isolating effects? Nah. Just one wicked cool visual idea. Woah. [Neatorama via Make]