In Trees We Trust, Sculpture, 2017, Artwork by Stéphanie Kilgast

In Trees We Trust, Sculpture, 2017, Artwork by Stéphanie Kilgast

Hello!

So I have finished another artwork, which is a mixture of a tree and a hand.
I got inspired by these tree studies I did in summer (and the book the Hidden Life of Trees), but also by the actual research on the intelligence of trees.
There is a documentary right now in the french theaters “L’Intelligence des Arbres” (“The Intelligence of Trees“) which is absolutely fascinating. There is evidence about electrical communication, but also auditive and olfactive.
This new research helps to better understand the functioning of plants but also crucial to create a better agriculture, which is more efficient and less devastating to the environment.

In very short, the idea is to find ways to communicate with plants so they react better to certain environments, but also to plant them better. Better planting usually goes through mixing the plant you want to harvest with other plants to create a biodiversity that is going to be sustainable and also repelling to certain insects. This is called permaculture, where you design agriculture to look like a biodiverse forest. Again, I’m awfully brief about it.

I would highly suggest to read more about it, especially if you own a garden, as with some learning you will be able to have high yields without the use of any chemicals. Growing your own food, even if it’s just a bit, is a wonderful way to fight climate change.

Below, more pictures of this artwork, which is available, among my other sculptures, here.

xx
Stéphanie

11 thoughts on “In Trees We Trust

  • October 23, 2017 at 5:45 pm
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    So creative!

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  • October 23, 2017 at 7:24 pm
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    I love how the tree transforms its branches into fingers.
    Amazing, detailed and beautiful sculpture!

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  • October 23, 2017 at 8:19 pm
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    In my country, many grow food in country houses. Food in the store is a solid chemistry

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  • October 23, 2017 at 8:34 pm
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    This is certainly a moving piece of artwork! I admire your boldness to use such mixed media and also the unusual color scheme, quite a striking result. I’ve heard of permaculture before but never knew what it meant, now I understand why my tomatoes plants had bugs on it, while those from my sister’s garden did not – it must have been the plants around them!

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  • October 23, 2017 at 11:05 pm
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    Oh waw, this piece is truly something special! beautifully made! Love how you made all the different structures!

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  • October 24, 2017 at 6:48 am
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    c’est marrant hier une amie m’a envoyé des photos d’arbres !!(je te l’envoie)
    j’ai vu ces docs et infos / communication et intelligence des arbres oui passionnant

    quant à la permaculture c’est très en vogue ici et tant mieux c’est bien bises

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    • October 27, 2017 at 6:03 am
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      c’était un des sujets hier dans envoyé spécial
      perso j’ai loupé mais en replay tu dois pouvoir le voir pendant 7 jours sur le site de France 2

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  • October 24, 2017 at 8:43 am
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    They are so unique and with perfect details. Love also the splash of color!

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  • October 24, 2017 at 6:38 pm
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    Remainds me so much of the “Corpse Bride”.
    The amount of details is amazing!

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