In Two Reliers by Trevor Yeung, a young ginkgo tree enters a close relationship with a small streetlamp fitted out with a pink LED light. The lamp serves as physical support for the little tree and also promotes its growth at night. Cultural progress has forced nature into a state of dependency on humankind. Yeung’s work can be read as critical commentary, but also as an intimate gesture of reconciliation between humans and nature.
Two Reliers, 2020
Ginkgo biloba, streetlamp, cast iron, glass, LED grow light bulb
Courtesy of Trevor Yeung
Supported by the Stiftung Skulpturenpark Köln
© Stiftung Skulpturenpark Köln, 2020, Foto: Simon Vogel, Köln