Artificial palm tree, steel, resin, natural fiber, polypropylene
310 x 300 x 690 cm.
Mimetica is a large-scale sculpture articulated in two main rooms of the gallery. It is realized using an artificial palm tree, like those commonly employed to camouflage mobile phone masts within urban and natural landscapes. This camouflage uses natural elements, like the fibres covering the trunk, and elements that are exaggeratedly fake like the leaves, the branches, the resin part of the stem, thus rendering an ambiguous “tree”. The artist positions the object transforming it into a spatial element, capable of expanding the space around it rather than simply being contained within it.
Installation view, Letargo, Magazzino, Rome, 2016
Courtesy the artist and Magazzino, Rome