Trees contain some of nature's most accurate evidence of the past and present. Each year, trees form new cells, arranged in concentric circles called annual rings or annual growth rings. Each ring generally marks the passage of one year in the life of a tree.
These rings can tell us how old a tree is and what the weather was like during each year of the tree’s life. Old trees tell us about conditions on Earth long before people started measuring and recording the weather.
Most of the forests in Israel were planted during the last 100 years. Pine trees were planted, although they are not endemic to this geographic area, causing fires during hot and long summers.
What if climate changes could be visible on tree circles in the future?
I choose to work with Pine tree’s wood. I deconstruct and reconstruct the wood circles; I relate to these trees as a documentation of disruption, as carriers of memories.
Pine tree wood, brass, stainless steel
7-9 x 1.5 cm