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Wood sculpture / Skuodas, 2022

Photos by Monika Penkutė

SURYA NAMASKAR (Eng. Sun Salutation) came into being during the sculpture symposium in Skuodas and settled on the river bank in Skuodas City Park. In the park we contemplated habitual greenery management and found it rather bizarre from the tree point of view: while forest trees are cultivated to grow fast and upright — to deliver wood, those in parks are meant to look scenic and provide us with shadow. But looking at trees as individuals, we saw characters in peculiar postures, embodying personal stories of sun salutation. Working with logs of snags, we pursued an image of the tree. By connecting pieces of trunks and branches, we seek to shift attention toward the tree, instead of its timber. 

Watch a short movie about the Skuodas City Park sculpture symposium.

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