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Failed project

L’arbre empathique’ (the empathic tree) is a weird 12 metres high metal tree sculpture at the foot... read more

Reviewed 4 July 2018
Trainbleu
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Brussels, Belgium
It grows on you!

Initial scepticism about a sculpted steel tree next to a traditional dockyard gave way to... read more

Reviewed 21 May 2017
TimDiggle
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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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3 Jul 2018
“Failed project”
21 May 2017
“It grows on you!”
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Reviewed 4 July 2018

L’arbre empathique’ (the empathic tree) is a weird 12 metres high metal tree sculpture at the foot of the Recouvrance lift-bridge, on the Siam-side. Catalan architect Enric Ruiz Geli (2013) intended the structure to be colonised by vegetation and birds but nothing much seems to...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Trainbleu
Reviewed 21 May 2017

Initial scepticism about a sculpted steel tree next to a traditional dockyard gave way to admiration as time rolled by. The work includes numerous planting holes to allow planting to take place and I imagine that later in the season it could look terrific. Even...More

Date of experience: May 2017
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Reviewed 14 January 2017

Art is subjective, right? Well I don't mean to be offensive, but this thing is not artistic to me, it looks like a student project - and not a good one. Don't see the point, don't see the meaning, and certainly don't approve the aesthetics...More

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank Rudyard K
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