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Urban Forest
Metal and augmented reality
2021
Urban Forest
Metal and augmented reality
2021
Urban Forest
Metal and augmented reality
2021

Urban Forest is a permanent large-scale metal and augmented reality sculpture at the Oh Bay Coastal Culture Park, Shenzhen, China. This work creates a contradictory and unusual juxtaposition of construction scaffolding wrapped around Mangifera Indica (Indian mango) trees. The stylized mango tree form is borrowed from a 17th century Mughal miniature painting, and placed in contemporary China to trouble our ideas about urbanism and nature while also reminding us of linkages between distant lands through trade and the global movement of plants and technologies.