What if Trees Were Made of Flesh and Blood Like Us?
And what if they cried out in pain while being ruthlessly cut down? Would we then be more sympathetic to their plight?
After a local land developer illegally cut down hundreds of trees in the forests of Kavgolovo in Leningrad, Russia, artist Yeka Haski started the ‘Tree Ossobuko’ project to attract more attention to the felling. The artist painted the stumps of some of the felled trees to make them resemble shanks of meat, to drive home the point that “murder without blood and cries is still a murder.”