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In Madison Square Park, I found this interesting art installation. At first I wasn’t really sure if it was actually art, or just some strange group of naked trees.

This project is called "Ghost Forest", and it’s the work of American designer and sculptor Maya Lin. The exhibit includes forty nine Atlantic white cedar trees, each one around forty feet (12.2 meters) tall.

According to the park’s website: “In nature, a ghost forest is the evidence of a dead woodland that was once vibrant. Atlantic white cedar populations on the East Coast are endangered by past forestry practices and threats from climate change...The trees in Ghost Forest were all slated to be cleared as part of regeneration efforts in the fragile ecosystem of the Pine Barrens of New Jersey.”

Maya Lin is well known for her iconic Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, DC. She’s also designed many other historic memorials and environmentally themed works.

As you can see, the Empire State Building stands proudly in the background. All the other trees in the park were in full bloom, making the ghost trees stand out even more. I liked all the vertical lines in this scene.

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  • Copyright: Brenda Elaine (worldcitizen) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1901 W: 308 N: 4172] (14992)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2021-04-28
  • Exposure: f/1.8, 1/416 seconds
  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2021-05-07 9:04
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