'A Tree is a Big Plant with a Stick Up in the Middle' (2019) by Marco Miehling – The Art Block at Selfridges London
This piece by German artist Marco Miehling exposes a tree trunk from nearby Hyde Park, suspended in a transitional state. The work explores the merging of spaces controlled by man with natural environments, transforming the tree trunk from an object of nature to an object of contemplation. The piece is part of an ongoing series by Miehling, which first began in 2017. The tree which was used to create this work was sustainably felled to protect other trees in the park from disease. This piece was on display at Selfridges, March 2019.
In collaboration with the Yorkshire Sculpture Park
This installation marked the third in a series of collaborations curated by Helen Pheby, Head of Curatorial Programme at Yorkshire Sculpture Park. Every six months we display a new work at The Art Block in our Accessories Hall at Selfridges London – from new commissions, to pieces borrowed from YSP’s collection.