One Tree Branch, Dozens of Jars, No Explanations

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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]

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I think my favorite thing about this is that it doesn't come prepackaged with a message. All there is is crazy attention to detail and visual appeal. Sometimes I think that art has lost its deeply shallow way, then I see this, and I'm inspired once again.