Forest guardian / 森林守護者
Title: Forest guardian
Artist: Lee, Kuei-Chih
Photography: Slavcho Slavov, Lee, Kuei-Chih
Materials: Fallen wood, rotten wood
Size: 26 m(L) x 6 m(W) x 2 m(H)
Location: Gabrovtsi village, Bulgaria
Trees are an important part of the forest, and they are able to transmit messages to each other through underground fungi. The decay of the tree releases the accumulated energy in the body, and then backs to the soil through a complicated decomposition process, which is then absorbed by other plants, allowing the energy to return to the forest. Endlessly looping.
This work is inspired by fallen wood in the forest and many rotten wood. Rotten wood plays an important part in the ecology, is the food source and habitat of many organisms, and also provides nutrients for a variety of fungi. It is a small ecosystem by itself. I collected the rotten wood in the forest as a material for my work, and stack it on top of each other to extend the fallen trees became a natural habitat in the forest. Try to gather many small ecosystems together and became a habitat for diverse creatures and guard the forest together.
"ART - NATURE Gabrovtsi 2019", Bulgaria
Organizer: DUPPINI ART GROUP