Natalie Jeremijenko, Tree Logic, Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA), 1999
We are fascinated by this installation in which six living trees grow while suspended upside down. This forces the viewer to consider what is natural, and how vegetation can still grow despite limitations.
Olsen creates these works by using a camera to capture the vantage point of the horizon and then following this guideline, tapes trees to create an illusion. This demonstrates how essential the camera is to the artistic process; for centuries it has helped painters form their compositions.