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A Variety of Cultures
A Variety of Cultures
A Variety of Cultures
A Variety of Cultures
A Variety of Cultures

© the artist. Photo credit: Allan Pollok-Morris. Courtesy of Jupiter Artland Foundation

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'A Variety of Cultures' is an orchard consisting of a set of sixty-six oak ladders, each of which accompanies a native variety of sapling apple or plum tree. The ladders both anticipate and offer a measure for future growth; and ultimately, provide a means by which visitors will be able to access the eventual canopies of the trees and any fruit they may bear.

Finlay conceived 'A Variety of Cultures' during a short residency at Jupiter Artland in 2010. He describes the piece as 'an essay in eco-poetics'; a phrase which beautifully draws out the ways in which his work is at once a set of experiments with language, a play between nature and culture, and a poetic deployment of materials (including living things) as well as words.

Jupiter Artland

Edinburgh


Date

2016

Medium

trees & oak

Measurements

H 215 x W 34 x D 6.5 cm

Accession number

JAC201630

Acquisition method

site-specific commission

Work type

Sculpture


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