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‘I Call Them My Gentle Giants’: How Artist Maya Lin Planted 49 Towering Cedar Trees in the Middle of New York City (Artnet News)

May 12, 2021 | Art, Press

‘I Call Them My Gentle Giants’: How Artist Maya Lin Planted 49 Towering Cedar Trees in the Middle of New York City (Artnet News)

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In a scene that seems ripped from the pages of a fantasy novel, a wooded forest has sprung up overnight in the urban jungle that is New York City.

But this is not the design of an evil sorcerer. The 40-foot-tall grove in Manhattan’s Madison Square Park is actually the work of artist and architect Maya Lin.

A warning about the dangers of climate change, Ghost Forest takes its name from the phenomena of the same name. Around the world, trees are dying because of insect infestations and rising sea levels, which can leave trees drowning in saltwater.

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