Tree socks - guerilla art or crime against nature?

adriennemb2(z3/4)October 21, 2011

You decide...

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missingtheobvious(Blue Ridge 7a)

Winter's coming: got to keep those poor trees warm! (Note the use of warm colors.)

I vote them neither guerrilla art nor crime against nature: instead, pure Whimsy.

[If tree socks are a crime against nature, what do you call the ones on the lampposts -- a crime against technology? Luddism?]

    Bookmark   October 22, 2011 at 12:16AM
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It's art in my book both in itself and as a device to draw attention to the trees, any "but is it art?" question is a good question.

I have one for you Adrienne and this asks the same question but is also inspiring because of its innovation

Here is a link that might be useful: levitation

    Bookmark   October 22, 2011 at 8:56AM
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You're right, mto. Definitely whimsical. I could actually envision a new kind of cottage industry dressing celebration trees for births, weddings, holidays, Robbie Burns Day... And those photos are quite dream-like, ink. Do you suppose that was the original inspiration?

I think just about anything done creatively, skillfully, provocatively is an art. Whether or not it is appreciated is another matter - not a problem on this forum populated by lateral thinkers with a vocabulary expansive enough to include "Luddism" and "wabi sabi" :)

    Bookmark   October 22, 2011 at 12:24PM
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If a toaster can have a cozy than why not a tree ?

    Bookmark   October 22, 2011 at 12:46PM
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woodyoak zone 5 Canada(5b)

I'm a practical person - my first thought was 'how did they pull them on?' :-) I assume velcro or a zipper... They're definitely whimsical - you could color-coordinate them with something significant in the landscape. It brought to mind the Blue Stick Garden for some reason.

Ink - I loved those 'today's levitation' photos!

Here is a link that might be useful: Blue Stick Garden

    Bookmark   October 22, 2011 at 2:31PM
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