Artist Plants a Forest in 30,000-Person Stadium
Lately we always hear about how forests are decreasing. In fact, it seems as if overall the quality of our environment and plant life has decreased over the years. We as humans need to value plant life more and what trees provide for us. One artist, by the name of Klaus Littmann, created an installation that put trees on the forefront literally. With the help of landscape architect Enzo Enea he was able to plant an entire living forest in an Austrian stadium that holds up to 30,000 people. His inspiration came from a drawing titled "The Unending Attraction of Nature." The drawing, by Max Peintner, displays a bizarre scene in which nature is so detached from the environment that it becomes just a patch, used for entertainment... a forest in a stadium.
Littmann brought this drawing to life over 40 years later with For Forest. The forest is truly a sight to see. As explained in a press release on the For Forest website, "Rallying in support of today’s most pressing issues on climate change and deforestation, FOR FOREST aims to challenge our perception of nature and question its future. It seeks to become a memorial, reminding us that nature, which we so often take for granted, may someday only be found in specially designated spaces, as is already the case with animals in zoos." That statement, as well as the installation, is really a powerful thought and should keep us thinking on how we can preserve our environment. Check out some pictures of the installation below!