Each sculpture is on show for a duration of six month. After this period of time the pieces get either relocated, stored or destroyed. To anticipate the future of the piece we created a sculpture, which gets rid of itself. At the end of August 2001, we planted 64 Douglas Fir Christmas Trees at Socrates Sculpture Park in Queens, New York. Each tree, between 6' and 7' tall, was roughly 14 years old and came from a farm upstate. We planted the trees in rows of eight to form a perfect grid that is approximately 60' x 60'. After Thanksgiving, the tree farm opened for business.
For the cutting of the trees, we supplied our customers with saws. After the trees were cut, a grid of stumps remained in the ground until the show's close in May 2002.
Socrates Sculpture Park, Queens, September 2001- April 2002
in collaboration with Daniel Seiple