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London Plane Tree
Central Park, New York City
For a long time I’ve thought that the graphic, camouflage-like bark pattern of London Plane Trees looked so much like a paint-by-number painting that had come to life. When I was about 9, a family member gave me a paint-by-number set with images of trees in a forest. So this is my take on what a paint-by-number painting would look like if it slipped through the looking glass into the real world with its subject being a real tree.
The concept for this temporary art installation came to me literally decades ago. Recently I decided to pursue it. This is an artist-initiated, artist-driven project.
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