Jonathan Cohen

Jonathan Cohen

Posted on 08/03/2014


Photo taken on July  2, 2013



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Mosaïcultures Internationales de Montréal
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Jardin botanique de Montréal
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The Bird Tree


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The Bird Tree #2 – Mosaïcultures Internationales de Montréal, Botanical Garden, Montréal, Québec

The Bird Tree #2 – Mosaïcultures Internationales de Montréal, Botanical Garden, Montréal, Québec
The Bird Tree was 16 metres tall and 18 metres in diameter at its crown. It was presented by the City of Montréal and created by the staff of Mosaïcultures Internationales de Montréal. The Bird Tree’s branches morph into 56 different bird species, while its roots change into a kakapo (also referred to as an owl parrot, the only parrot unable to fly) and six species of amphibians and reptiles. All these species – birds, amphibians, reptiles – are among the most endangered on Earth, according to the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List. Québec’s indigenous Red-headed Woodpecker and Piping Plover are some of the species shown flying away from The Bird Tree, as though they were trying to escape the extinction that threatens them and that has already decimated Labrador’s Eider population and eliminated the Dodo and the Passenger Pigeon. A salamander, a turtle, a frog and an iguana emerge from the roots. The bird tree is planted in the middle of a basin to symbolize the mangroves of Sundarban, coastal ecosystems of tremendous biological abundance that are seriously threatened. The Bird Tree represents nature in its wild state, something humans must preserve at all costs.

For a description of the art of Mosaiculture and of the Mosaïcultures Internationales de Montréal competition, please turn to the first photo in this series at:

www.ipernity.com/doc/jonathan.cohen/33872015

Betty【ツ】, Puzzler4879 have particularly liked this photo


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Puzzler4879
Puzzler4879
Just awesome and beautiful, Jonathan!

A Terrific Image!!

Thanks for Posting in
The Hawk's Aerie!!
3 years ago.
Betty【ツ】
Betty【ツ】
Je préfère celui-là, on voit mieux les détails...
Merci d'avoir rejoint le groupe "Ce jour-là... en N&B"
3 years ago.
Jonathan Cohen has replied to Betty【ツ】
Thanks for your comments. I agree with you that the second photo of the Bird Tree is more artistically satisfying. However, the first photo gives a better sense of the enormous scale of the sculpture. Whatever their merit, my photos capture only a small part of the experience of visiting the Mosaiculture exhibition. I only wish that you had had the opportunity to see it yourself.
3 years ago.