American artist Maya Lin revealed her eerie eco-awareness art exhibition called 'Ghost Forest' in downtown Manhattan, NY. The art project is made up of 49 dead Atlantic white cedar trees that were transplanted from their felling point in the New Jersey Pine Barrens into the popular Madison Square Park. The bleached trees of the Ghost Forest exhibit aim to raise awareness about the devastating deforestation taking place due to the effects of climate change in a visceral visual format.
The bare, skeletal trees have a haunting, melancholy look that instills an unsettling sense of loss in the viewer. Alongside the forest, a soundscape was installed that echoes the ambient sounds of the absent animals. The Ghost Forest project serves as a stark, interactive reminder of humans' relationship with the land around them.
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