abstract art, a systems view

Flailing Trees by Gustav Metzger

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Visiting Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester, can’t be done without bumping into these upside-down weeping willows, 21 in all, set in concrete, an art work by Gustav Metzger, entitled Flailing Trees.


An example of ‘auto-destructive’ art, it will self destruct in who knows how many seconds. Well, it was made nearly three years ago and one of the trees has fallen. That happened about three weeks ago.


Written by Andy Parkinson

September 4, 2011 at 9:20 am

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  1. Interesting peace of work! Might be considered as critique on mankind’s behaviour towards the nature. Or simply as an art 🙂


    September 15, 2011 at 5:15 pm

  2. thanks for your comments Nastasja, I agree it is a very interesting piece of work that can be read in lots of ways

    Andy Parkinson

    September 21, 2011 at 7:39 pm

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