David Wiseman's 'Platanus bibliotechalis' is Inspired by Sycamores

By: Meghan Young - Published: Jan 8, 2012 • References: dwiseman & fastcodesign
David Wiseman's stark white tree installation titled 'Platanus bibliotechalis' is appropriate to its location for a number of reasons. First, it has been built within a library. The tree-inspired sculpture alludes to the original state these books once existed in. Secondly, the Platanus bibliotechalis sculpture references the Sycamore tree that is native to Los Angeles, where the West Hollywood Library is located.

Based in Los Angeles himself, Davd Wiseman was the perfect artist to tap for an art installation in the new library. The Platanus bibliotechalis sculpture acts as "a link between the [neighboring] park[...] and the library itself," according to the artist.

The Platanus bibliotechalis art installation is made out of porcelain pieces that were cast from sycamore bark. Soaring 60 feet high, these branches reach out elegantly and ghostly. Stats for Ghostly Tree Installations Trending: Older & Chilly
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