donderdag 3 oktober 2013

the tree of Salzburg

The branch of Salzburg
Rotonde Verlengde Slotlaan Zeist 1999
Branch stainless steel covered with pieces of crystal glass

In early times the locals in Salzburg dropped a branch into the salt mines. After 3 months the branch was taken out again; covered with millions of salt crystals. This story is used as a metaphor by the French author Stendhal in his novel " about love; the 7 stadia of love". The people of Salzburg hoped to find a diamond as small as the leg of a little bird in-between the crystals.Carel Lanters translated this story into a large and monumental sculpture that changes all the day and night.

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