Michael Neff Turns Abandoned Christmas Trees into Magical Art

By: Meghan Young - Jan 19, 2016
References: michaelneff & fastcodesign
It's probably not strange to still see the odd Christmas tree on the curb -- it's only mid-January, after all. Yet what might be odd to see is a group of floating Christmas trees. Michael Neff decided to rescue the abandoned pines and give them a second life as a magical art installation in Brooklyn, New York.

Dubbed the Suspended Forest, the annual installation is usually found under the BQE, an elevated freeway that bisects the borough. Michael Neff used nothing more than some twine and discarded construction debris as a ballast to make them appear as though they are floating above the sidewalk. This year, however, do to its growing popularity, it can be found in The Knockdown Center, a 50,000-square-foot former factory in Queens.