The landscape architects and environmental planners at ah’bé in Culver City, CA, are creating trees out of shredded paper. The firm has taken six weeks of their paper waste and sculpted it into giant paper trees.
The term “sustainability” has entered the mainstream with such force that it teeters on the verge of becoming meaningless. This second installation in a 3-part series seeks to challenge the viewer’s understanding of these materials as “consumptive” or “wasteful”, and asks them to consider a more significant and vital meaning and intent of this term.
Although so many things about it scream high art, it seems a lot like Cali’s answer to modern Folk Art to me. The installation opened Tuesday and runs through May 18th at the MODAA gallery in Culver City.