Tree Blindness

How often do you actually stop to look at the trees that provide some of the oxygen we breath?
In a modern society absorbed and consumed with fast communication, we often forget to look around and appreciate what is here to be marveled at. Over the past months, me and Silvy Crespo have decided to break the speed cycle and engage in a visual dialogue with the monumental trees present in the TU Delft Botanic Garden, the history of which is closely connected to the agriculture of the Netherlands’ former largest colony. Because of their old age, some of them being more than a hundred years-old, they are silent carriers of knowledge and unknown histories which may one day disappear.

With this work we have grown an intimate link with trees, the beauty and significance of which we have tried to reveal in order to break tree blindness.