09.05.13 The Moon Tree & the Garden of Illusion

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Photo by The Connaught

The Moon Tree is now installed in The Garden of Illusion at The Connaught, Mayfair.

Factum Arte / Marianne Majerus

This remarkable brass tree, at the centre of the space, is a facsimile of the original Ilex crenata (bonsai) tree that used to reside in the garden but had to be removed because it struggled to thrive. In order to extend the metaphorical quality of the garden Tom collaborated with Adam Lowe and Factum Arte to make a brass copy of it. Now everything within the garden becomes a little Haiku of naturalism.

Alicia Guirao del Fresno, Factum Arte
Alicia Guirao del Fresno, Factum Arte
Alicia Guirao del Fresno, Factum Arte
Alicia Guirao del Fresno, Factum Arte

View the construction of the Moon Tree here.

The Connaught