Winter Shadow
Winter Shadow
Winter Shadow
Winter Shadow
Winter Shadow

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'Winter Shadow' is made up of 6,000 Queen of the Night tulips, planted in the winter shadow of a tree at Jupiter Artland. When the flowers bloom in Spring, they trace the tree’s shadow from the winter months.

Between 1 December 2008 and 31 January 2009, Peter Liversidge submitted one hundred and thirty four proposals for Jupiter Artland, spanning a hugely ambitious range of projects. Three of the proposals – including 'Winter Shadow' – were given material existence. 'Winter Shadow' is 'proposal 47' within Liversidge’s Jupiter Proposals. The tulips were plotted and planted by moonlight in winter so that they would come out in daylight the following spring. The result is a traced outine of a ghostly tree, a memory of a landscape that disappears when the lushness of summer arrives.

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